My Approach to Helping
My approach for my practice is to create a compassionate place where people can seek help to overcome obstacles in their lives that are causing distress, pain, and worry. I use elements of Self-Compassion, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, some skills from Dialectical Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also invite you to join me in a Mindfulness practice, which allows for more presence in our lives, our relationships, and the things that really matter to us. I use a collaborative approach to help each individual and their unique needs reach the goals they have chosen to enjoy their lives more fully. I also work with couples that are struggling in their relationship, and want to improve their communication, emotional connection, and reduce conflict.
More Info About My Practice
I am also a Certified Health and Wellness Coach for those that may not need therapy, but would like someone to guide and coach them along their way to their ideal definition of Wellness. Those struggling with food, dieting, and their bodies may choose this path to gain support in finding their way to improving their relationship with food, and to enjoy eating again.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Many of my friends and family who are not in this field tend to wonder about why I chose this work, and if it's hard to hear people's stories of the pain in their lives. The answer is yes, it is hard- but I am usually in awe of the resilience that people have. I have found that the people with the hardest stories to tell are also the strongest people I have ever met. I am honored to hear the stories that are shared with me, honored to be asked to join in their life's journey, and honored by the trust that is offered me to help people move on or past whatever urged them to make the call to make an appointment. Seeing the strength and the power that humans have, and the power of connection makes me love this work and look forward to the next appointment.