My Approach to Helping
I am passionate about helping people find hope, meaning and growth. In the midst of crisis, hopelessness can feel like being suffocated in a small dark room with no way out. In contrast, hope is simply a path, a knowing that there is a way out of the place of despair. As a therapist, I use hope as a catalyst to achieve growth and healing.
You may be struggling with shame, despair, depression, or anxiety. I can assure you that there is hope for better days. Many of my clients have expressed feelings of hopefulness after their first session and I attribute this to my life experience, professional training and evidenced based practice.
It is time to give hope a chance today and choose you.
More Info About My Practice
I am a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples and cognitive behavioral therapy in helping people deal with life challenges such as depression, anxiety and trauma.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
You might be used to working things out on your own or with the help of your friends and family. But sometimes in life, we go through "desert moments" that even people close to us might not understand or their advice and encouragement might fall short. This is the time that we need someone outside of ourselves and circle that is not emotionally involved with the issues that we are struggling with. Counselors are trained to listen and ask the right questions. As your therapist, my goal is to help you sort out your options based on the values that are important to you.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Realizing that you need help and taking necessary steps to secure it is a sign of personal strength and courage. We all need a support system, I refer to them as "my village." Sometimes our village is adequate and sometimes they are not adequate in light of the issues we are experiencing. That is when that village needs to be expanded. Your counselor can be an important member of your village.