My Approach to Helping
Almost all people have strengths, challenges, and the ability to learn and grow! I believe trauma survivors, people with ADHD, and other people who are neurodiverse are brave, kind, adaptive, and resilient even though many of them don't identify this in themselves because of experiences the have had or messages they have received. Sometimes negative experiences and messages cause people to hide, avoid, and limit what they believe is possible for themselves. Therapy can help address some of these things and help these amazing people heal, grow and experience positive connection with others.
I think great therapy helps people use their strengths and develop skills to work towards change they value. If you are considering therapy, know that it will require time and effort on your part, but also that it can greatly help you clarify goals, learn about yourself, and experience new and positive things. I use EMDR, Brainspotting, CBT, TFCBT, ACT and mindfulness skills to help clients with trauma, ADHD, anxiety, low-self-esteem, and codependency. My clinical approach is warm, patient, flexible, creative, and nonjudgemental. I am also goal-oriented. This means that most clients I work with develop goals to work towards that we regularly assess progress on. If you are not sure of all your goals at first, that is ok, therapy can help you clarify this in the early stages.
Worthwhile change and personal growth is rarely quick or easy. It often involves steps forwards, backwards, and sideways. Sometimes you may take daring leaps and other times small steps. Every small movement counts and your efforts should not be minimized. I believe in noting strengths, celebrating small steps, and helping you examine new ways to solve problems and move forward.