My Approach to Helping
Therapy should be a true partnership that is focused on you and your partner's 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 couples counseling can be, at times, inherently uncomfortable or difficult, it's 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 your relationship and building on your strengths and successes.
I love helping couples go from feeling misunderstood and alone to loved and supported!
More Info About My Practice
I love helping high-conflict, millennial couples learn the skills and mindset they need to give and receive love and support. A good relationship can be a springboard to success in other areas of our lives while a bad relationship can drain those same areas.
Don't let conflict and misunderstandings ruin a possibly wonderful relationship! Most of us are not taught the skills we need to be successful in our relationships but those skills can be learned!
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.