My Approach to Helping
In my practice, I bring a lot of exploration & challenging to the table. I am not a therapist that will just sit quietly and nod along, nor am I a therapist who deflects every personal question so that you know absolutely nothing about me—I am in this with you. To make sure that we are a good match, I like to have a 5-10 minute phone call with everyone who contacts me to make sure I can effectively support you and your needs. I am always willing to be vulnerable and honest within therapy—just like I ask you to be. I firmly believe that feelings and thoughts are not the enemy or something to be "fixed", but rather, things to be explored and accepted. Though there is a time and place for it, I try to stay away from simply focusing on "coping skills" and solutions to get you through a difficult time; I help my clients work towards things that are meaningful, authentic, and those that matter most to them. It is uncomfortable work, and it is so extremely valuable, because through the discomfort we can actually come to a place of accepting who we truly are.