My Approach to Helping
I view my work with clients as a partnership. By taking a strengths-based approach and drawing on concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, psychoanalytic therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy, my clients and I collaborate to achieve the goals that are most important to them. My training and life experience have made me particularly prepared to treat military/law enforcement/healthcare provider trauma, parenting issues, relationship issues, identity development, professional development, GLBTQ related issues, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. Some issues require a longer approach, but most of my clients achieve the results they desire in 10-15 sessions. Currently, I am able to serve clients on a sliding scale payment structure.
More Info About My Practice
Some folks need some tools to improve their relationships. Others need to worth through some internal conflict related to their job, values, or goals. Others are struggling with issues that not only impact their quality of life, but their entire life. I'm here to meet you where you are and work with you to achieve your individual goals. I don't push a client towards a path that they do not want to go down. Counseling, therapy, coaching - whatever you call it - does not have to be scary or painful. My goal is to serve my clients by helping them acquire the tools and skills that allow them to live their most authentic, productive lives. Together, we will plan the work and work the plan!
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
You are not broken! If you wanted to get more physically fit, you might reach out to someone who is trained to help you reach those goals. It would not mean that you are broken, inferior, or less than anyone else on the planet. Similarly, if you have goals to improve your outlook, internal feeling, relationships, or behaviors, you might reach out to someone who is trained to help you reach those goals. Reaching out for help does not indicate weakness. It indicates strength, and a willingness to claim the improvements you desire. You want it? I'm here to help you get it.