My Approach to Helping
The world is changing quickly and we are definitely feeling the impact. Feelings of being stuck, anxious, frustrated and depressed can be difficult to navigate. Finding time to process your feelings and repairing ruptures in your life and relationships may feel more stressful now. I want to help. I am curious about your world, how you experience it, how you are connected to it, and your desire to make positive change. In session I use active listening, with a focus on compassion without judgement. I am also willing to ask direct questions, with honesty and sense of humor, which I find clients appreciate.
In individual counseling, we will collaborate to develop and refine goals that meet your values and needs. I want to work with you to identify and connect to your strengths, support systems, and give you tools to cope during difficult times. In couples counseling, my intention in the process is to help you both feel heard. I’ll watch and listen to communication patterns, sometimes slow things down, and then together we will take the time to explore the emotional cycles and work towards repairing ruptures in your relationship.