My Approach to Helping
You've come to this site for a reason. Maybe it's for assistance with depression, communication, anger management, trauma. Or maybe you are looking for someone to help your loved one. No matter the reason, you have made a big step in wanting a better life and that is an investment worth taking. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I am experienced in an array of specialties to help assist with living your best life.
I like to take a practical approach to our sessions. This means we make adjustments as we go. I think that processing past experiences are helpful, but I also like to provide a "psychoeducation" component as well. I give out visual aids, and assign "homework" for you to utilizes the tools learned in session, in your life. This approach has been successful as individuals can actually start to see changes and improvements themselves, which gives you the motivation to keep doing the work.
I recognize that each individual is different, and no one approach to life and circumstances fits all. You are the expert on your life and I am here to help facilitate the steps towards reaching your life goals and potential.
More Info About My Practice
I have experience working with individuals, families, children and adolescents, couples and groups. I employ a multitude of treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), coaching, psychodynamic psychotherapy, recovery model, and an overall eclectic approach.
We are a small group of diverse individuals, providing a safe and welcoming environment so that you can do your work. Everyone's process is different. Some cry, laugh, vent, or do a combinations of things to process and begin to grow. We have the empathy and capabilities to support you even if you are learning your process in the midst of your process. Worst case, you don't like therapy but you leave with some tools and some validation, so why not take the risk.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist, is to meet you where you are, to get you where you want to be. I provide tools, guidance, support and encouragement to get you there. These sessions belong to you, so you get to decide what we work on, I just bring the skills and tools along to help complete the work.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I'm just like you. I get anxiety, overthink things, and can be irrational in my thoughts and behaviors. I've learned that I sometimes I have to give myself "permission" to be human, less than perfect and flawed. This allows me to be empathetic and give permission to the next person. It can be validating to know that you are not alone in your interpersonal struggles and I assure you that you are not.