My Approach to Helping
Sometimes we seek to be heard without judgment. Maybe we need to make sense of pain in our past to make living in the present a little less difficult. Sometimes our greatest goal is to be a better version of ourselves. Whatever the need, therapy provides opportunities for expression, healing, and growth. I have seen change happen when clients discover their strengths, gifts, and new paths toward peaceful, dynamic, and joyful living.
One of the most important factors in cultivating change and a successful therapeutic process is a genuine connection between the client and the therapist. I value my relationship with each of my clients and attempt to foster an atmosphere of safety and trust, allowing them to feel comfortable exploring their relationships and life experiences. I help my clients recognize and voice their desires, feelings, and needs by bringing thoughtfulness, authenticity, and a sense of humor to the therapeutic process.
I have a collaborative therapeutic style, and I primarily work from a Person-Centered Approach. At times, I implement techniques based on Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Bibliotherapy to facilitate deeper, more personal, exploratory work. I welcome people of all kinds, including those who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+.