My Approach to Helping
Therapy should be a true partnership that is focused on your wants and needs. I'm not here to interject myself or tell you what to do. A good therapeutic relationship is critical to your long-term success and we will work at creating a positive and supportive space.
While therapy can at times be inherently uncomfortable or difficult for us, it is important to make the time as enjoyable and positive as possible. I love using humor to cope with difficult situations and laughing at myself or the world is second-nature. Cultivating positivity is also important so I will focus on supporting you and pointing out your strengths and successes.
I currently have openings for online patients so if you're interested in therapy from the comfort of your home, contact me today!
More Info About My Practice
I specialize in helping folks overcome difficult experiences including trauma, stress, domestic violence, or divorce. Stress and trauma can leave us feeling depressed, anxious, confused, and lost. It can contribute to problematic emotions and behaviors and begin to negatively impact other areas of our life.
However, stress and trauma can also serve as springboards launching us into greater levels of peace, contentment, and success, if we know how to leverage it. You can use these difficult experiences to learn the skills needed to not only survive, but to thrive.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
The trauma and addiction I experienced as a teenager led to some serious mistakes and me changing myself and building a better life. 15 years later, I have learned how to overcome many types of struggles while also learning to help others. My journey has given me a deep empathy and non-judgment for others and an understanding of the patient's perspective in the therapeutic relationship. I have also developed an inner strength, stability, and consistency that is soothing for folks in distress.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
The client-therapist alliance is one of the most important factors to success in therapy and we will cultivate it from the very beginning and keep it centered throughout. I will work hard to be someone that you can trust, open up to, and rely on. I will not be critical, judgmental, or shaming and will work to uplift and support you.
I let clients know in the first session that I am open to feedback, whether negative or positive. I want to know how you are experiencing therapy and will modify things if they are not helping you or agitate your symptoms.