My Approach to Helping
Many things in our lives can lead us to reach out when we feel the need for support or help working through challenges. Many of my clients work on trauma and pain they have carried for a long time. I help my clients reorganize patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting in order to adapt to their present reality and to release 'the old stuff.'
I practice from a strengths-based, person-centered approach, collaborating to work toward my clients' growth and healing. I emphasize resilience, self-leadership, and compassion. The familiar ways of dealing with life's challenges may no longer be working, but together we can tap into your natural ability to adapt and change. I welcome clients from a variety of ages and stages, though I particularly focus on older adolescents, young adults, and adults. My 'home base' is a person-centered approach, though I make frequent use of cognitive behavioral techniques. I am credentialed for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based practice to heal from trauma, and use it when appropriate. I sometimes make use of interventions from the Internal Family Systems modality, though have no formal training for it.
I became a therapist because I knew what it felt like to be preoccupied by something crying out to be 'fixed' or 'solved.' I enjoy working with clients to collaboratively address their challenges. I am myself in session, and I enjoy helping my clients unravel layers that sometimes make it difficult to get in touch with themselves. The therapeutic process begins before I ever speak with a client, and it often takes some courage to reach out. If you are considering therapy, call or visit my web portal to consult or schedule a visit.