My Approach to Helping
My goal throughout treatment is to work for and with you, to empower you, and to be an active listener when it feels like everything is against you. I have worked with teens in schools, treatment centers, and in private practice to provide understanding support and care during many individuals’ hardest, human experiences. Through the use of cognitive behavioral techniques, I have seen clients increase self-esteem, increase functionality, and decrease their sadness and anxiety. I use a client-centered therapy approach because I want my clients to feel validated in their unique circumstances and hardships and to help clients create and identify goals specific to the individual. In addition to supporting clients individually, I can help clients navigate difficulties in their relationships with family members, significant others, and friends. While my primary therapeutic approaches involve cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing, my highest goal is always to the individual. I have found that creating a safe and supportive environment in which clients get to be themselves fosters a meaningful client-therapist relationship and lays the foundation of successful treatment.