My Approach to Helping
If you are experiencing, anxiety, depression, grief, or difficult transition in life, I want to be there for you in the healing process. I will provide you with a safe environment that is warm and nonjudgmental. My approach to each of my clients is one of genuine empathy, openness, and interest. I will encourage you to be an active participant in each session in addition to doing work in between sessions.
My counseling style is very interactive, and I will likely provide you with new techniques or activities to try, as well as send you helpful resources or information between our meetings. We will work together to help you gain acceptance for you who are and begin living the valued, fulfilling life you've always wanted.
My approach is eclectic, keeping in mind that you are a unique individual. Therapy is not "one size fits all" and it is my priority to ensure it is a positive, enriching, and effective experience for you. I find that techniques from the approaches of Mindfulness, as well as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy are very useful and effective. I prefer these techniques because they keep in mind you are human. These approaches and techniques are not focused on trying to stop unwelcome thoughts, but help you learn to accept those thoughts and allow them to exist without defining who you are or governing your behavior.
With me, you will feel empowered, learn appreciation for who you are, and learn to express yourself. You will learn how to live mindfully in the present instead of dwelling on the past or feeling fear or desire for the future.