My Approach to Helping
Do you need an impartial, nonjudgmental audience to help you find your inner strength and learn to grow that strength? As a therapist, I strongly believe each individual has the innate ability to grow into the person they always hoped they would be. Sometimes that growth just requires a little bit of digging and a little bit of a challenge. I love walking with clients through their own journey of self-discovery, finding out what is working for them in their lives and what isn't. I love hearing what makes each of my clients who they are as an individual, gently challenging them to uncover both the happy times and the more difficult parts of life, and helping them embrace life and find fulfillment. If any of the above sounds like it could be helpful, feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment with me. I'd love to hear from you, and I'd be happy to help in any way I can.
More Info About My Practice
In my work with children, I practice much the same way as I do with adults. I believe children are resilient. I believe they have the strength within them to grow into whomever it is they choose to be, regardless of external circumstances. By creating a safe and welcoming environment within the play therapy room, I provide the space and the time to aid them in discovering where their own strengths and interests lie. I practice in a non-directive, child-centered manner, meaning that I let the child guide me. I seek to be their ally working alongside them rather than an authority figure directing what they do in therapy. Specific toys, games, and materials are available within the play therapy room that allow me, as the therapist, to gain insight into whatever it is your child may be working through. Typically, the child will gravitate toward what will be most helpful to them. That could be the sand tray, the games, or the puppet show. Children tend to choose what they need. Sometimes this process only takes a few sessions and the child has visibly worked through the presenting problem. Other times it is a more long-term process. Whatever that journey looks like, I am there every step of the way to answer any questions you may have and to be an advocate for your child.