My Approach to Helping
I enjoy helping people to overcome some of their most challenging and fearful issues in life, because I get to find out how much potential and possibilities for change and success can really be discovered in them. I consider it a privilege and an opportunity to stop and help the one person, who will take the courage to reach out for help and commit themselves to make a change in their life! This is the best part of what I do as a therapist. If you want to make some changes in your life and find healing and freedom, but you may be scared, unsure, or even confused, know that what you are going through is not uncommon. I encourage you to reach out and discover how therapy can help you overcome some of these fears and explore the path to healing and wholeness in your life. My job is to help you walk out your journey to your healing!
More Info About My Practice
I am a therapist working at Rivergate Family Resource Center. Most of my clients choose weekly sessions with some doing bi-weekly, depending on their individual needs and circumstances. I work with my clients to meet their specific needs with the scheduling of their sessions.
My Role as a Therapist
I get to work as a facilitator of change, as I see therapy to be a co-laboring effort and a teamwork between the client and myself, as the therapist. We both have to put our best efforts forward to accomplish the client's goals. Sometimes I get to teach or model a new way to my clients, or simply inspire and empower them to change, even by sharing my experiences as a therapist and as a human being! Many times I get to watch my clients lead their way to healing by unlocking their potential and their power to make changes for themselves. The best part is when more insight and enlightenment comes out the therapeutic relationship and process!
My Therapy Focus
My focus is to help the client find their true identity and their potential in their own life. This means for them to find out their personality traits, their character, their passions and desires, their gifts and talents, and their life's meaning and purpose. Most of my clients by the time they come to therapy are heart broken, wounded, and fearful, so they do not even have the strength or the confidence to find themselves. So, my job is to empower them by giving them hope and work with them on a plan to discover themselves, gain insight into their life, make sense of it, and find purpose. Healing usually unfolds itself, as they take a closer look at things they used to be afraid to look at in their lives.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Some people browse through potential ways to get help with their problems in life. My suggestion to you is to find out what it is you are looking for, and what are the reasons that you are looking for help today. If you did nothing to address your problems and make some changes, and life kept going the way it is going right now for you, what could possibly be the end result? Would your problems dissolve on their own? Take a realistic look at your life and find out how are your choices and/or circumstances affecting you presently? Therapy can help empower, equip, challenge, and support you on your way to become the person you want to be and to find wholeness from the inside out!
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
This is a common fear or misconception among many people, who feel that they need professional help, but feel bad about even having this need. They think that this makes them weak and somehow defect as people. This could not be further from true! Most people that I know have sought out help from someone they thought was more capable to help them out with their emotional problems and fears, and admitted that they wished that they had sought professional advice instead! It is a tragedy to allow a perceived stigma of weakness to prevent you from seeking the help that you need today. Seeking professional help does not make you weak, it makes you wise and courageous!