My Approach to Helping
I consider being a therapist a calling, not a \"job\". People who come to me for help are opening themselves up and it is essential that I provide a place for them that is safe. Throughout the therapy process, people are learning from me but I am learning as well about the resiliency of the human spirit. Sitting with someone is such a privilege and I strive to always provide them the respect, caring, and warmth that is needed during difficult times. Each person that walks into my office is a unique individual who deserves my attention and care.
I have received specialized training through Brene Brown in the Daring Way and Rising Strong curriculums. I am also an EMDR-trained trauma therapist.
More Info About My Practice
I have had many years working with people in a variety of settings. I have a passion for addicts and their families. Addiction is a painful disease that deserves the best of care. I love helping addicts and their families to find recovery, which looks a little different for everyone. People that I work with find that they are comfortable with me and appreciate my openness and directness. You can count on me to tell it like it is, life is too short to beat around the bush.
Couples often find the work I do with them helpful. Every couple struggles at some time or another. It is the courageous ones that reach out for help.
My preference is to work with adults and seniors, it seems to be the best fit for them and for me. I have particular skills working with grief, anxiety, and depression.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I always say that therapy is as good as a massage. I have utilized therapy on and off throughout my adult life and it is the best gift I could have ever given myself or my loved ones. It has helped me to be a better person, a better loved one, and a better therapist. It is energizing.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Making that call to a therapist for yourself andor your family is one of the most courageous acts you can take. I can say with integrity and confidence that you won't regret it. It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help and to open yourself to getting help. It takes strength and courage to follow through with making changes in your life. People who don't have that courage often stay stuck in regret and anger.