My Approach to Helping
If you struggle to find peace in your professional, social, romantic, or home life, I might be a helpful resource. You may be experiencing depression and anxiety in connection with your relationships, a life-altering event, or simply the difficulty that goes along with the past repeating itself. Whatever your struggle may be, therapy can help.
I offer a kind, safe, creative, and collaborative therapeutic environment, promoting a deep sense of self-acceptance for those seeking to improve their quality of life and relationships. Uncovering value, meaning, new perspective, hope, confidence, and joy is possible through a therapeutic process of self-discovery and meaning-making. I look forward to getting to know you.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Entering into a psychotherapeutic relationship is a wonderful way to declare ownership over your unique experience. Through this collaborative, helping relationship, you'll open to new perspectives surrounding your struggles, learn to embrace a natural reflex for creative problem-solving, and engage in meaningful conversations towards transformation and wellbeing. While an important part of psychotherapy is to feel heard, valued, and understood by your therapist, it is also a wonderful way to uncover previously unnoticed or undervalued gifts and strengths.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I'm humanistic at heart. I believe people are inherently good and equipped with the creative capacity to lead healthful and fulfilling lives. With this in mind, I believe psychotherapy's purpose is to create a safe and open-minded atmosphere where people can explore their struggles, process important feelings and emotions, discover previously unnoticed strengths or gifts, and generate clarity and meaning towards renewal and hope. Strongly influenced by narrative therapy and its focus on a collaborative client-counselor relationship, I view individuals as active creators in finding solutions to their own challenges. Psychotherapy is your process.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love that I get to carefully witness, be a part of, and help guide important transformational life periods, where people can rise from a time of great strife and turmoil with a newfound hope and confidence in oneself. An example of this is the process of moving through adolescence into adulthood. While this journey can be quite tumultuous and painful at times, taking into consideration the wave of emotional, mental, physical, and environmental change at hand, it also has the potential to be one of the most beautiful and growth-enhancing life transitions.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
As a psychotherapist with a deep respect for any adult or young adult who is courageous enough to enter into the unfamiliar process of psychotherapy, I am guided by the ethical principle to foster a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I carry with me a strong faith in and dedication to the process of change.