My Approach to Helping
I love being a therapist. I get the unique privilege of partnering with people day-in and day-out to help them experience freedom from some of life's deepest hurts. I know each person that comes in my office is trusting me with stories and hurts that often have never been shared, so I take that responsibility seriously. It is my strong desire to treat each person with the empathy and respect they deserve, while simultaneously helping them see progress and hope.
More Info About My Practice
While I see clients from all faith traditions, I have particular experience with Christian clients. I am a Christian and am educatedexperienced in working from a biblical worldview.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Picking the right therapist can be a challenge. There are so many places to look for therapists and so many different specialties. Here are two important factors for choosing. First, pick a therapist that makes you feel safe, who you can open up to about hard issues. I always tell people, "it's okay if you'd rather see a male or someone older" and so on. Pick someone that makes you comfortable, even if that really only makes sense to you. After all, it is YOUR life and YOUR journey. Second, make sure to find someone that knows what they're doing. It's difficult to feel safe with someone that doesn't have any knowledge or experience. Check out their website, look at their credentials, and see if the therapy tools they use fit with what you're experiencing. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Going to therapy does not mean you are weak or flawed. In fact, going to therapy means you're incredibly brave. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and willingly talk to a stranger about areas that need change or hurts that need healing. Weakness is caused by a lack of training or effort. Entering a therapy room is like entering the training room. That effort creates an incredible strength. Going will only increase that strength. We are all flawed people. No one is perfect. Going to therapy does not mean you're flawed. Going to therapy means you're willing to acknowledge life's imperfections, whether those are caused by your actions, life's tragedies, another's actions, or a combination of the three.