My Approach to Helping
Reaching out for professional help is the first and often most difficult step of the change process. Change can be scary at times. With change and asking for help, a person opens the door to HOPE. Hope is the belief that tomorrow can be better than today, and that it will not always feel this way. Hope can come in many forms and from many different parts of your life.
I advocate for prioritizing mental health just as you do your physical health. I believe that every person has the right to feel safe, feel heard and understood, and feel connected to another person in community. My goal is to offer my therapeutic assistance to help clients move forward with clarity and understanding. This is a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist.
As a licensed school counselor in addition to my LPC, I have worked with adolescents, teenagers, and families for the past 18 years. As someone who has mental health concerns in her family, I know what it is to come to the point of needing help. Counseling is not a job to me, it is a calling and a joy.