My Approach to Helping
A major principle that permeates my therapeutic work is satisfying the human need to be heard. I believe that once people gain a deep sense of having been listened to, their meaning-making process can unfold in a safe and secure manner. I have an innate passion to see this value come to fruition in lasting ways. I believe delving into what defines you is vital so you can define your patterns and values, and gain insight into your interactions with others.
More Info About My Practice
I am a graduate from Texas State University and have worked with individuals of all ages. I recently interned at Gary Job Corps in San Marcos, where I aided young adults navigate significant life transitions, battle unwanted mechanisms such as anger and substance abuse, and aided in their exploration of interests both vocationally and personally. I attend a variety of mental health lectures and workshops and have used expressive therapies, such as drawing, writing, and sandtray which has helped my clients find their voice.
My Role as a Therapist
Most importantly, therapy with me involves you feeling you can be whomever you need to be or say what you need to say. I offer an array of possibilities from: open-ended discussion, meditative practices, art and music exploration, and interpersonal anecdotes which facilitate exploration. I will be there to follow along on your journey as we discover what helps you best.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Finding the right person to share your deepest thoughts and most vulnerable moments can seem like a daunting task. I have had both good and unfavorable therapy experiences. What I learned from all of my experiences is that I like it when my therapist feels like a person I want to divulge everything to. I also want to feel excitement when our next session arrives and feel comfortable disclosing all of my "bad" moments. Most importantly, find a therapist that fits you and what you need. If you want a more direct therapist, find one who challenges you in that way. If you want to go deep (like really deep), find a therapist who will take that plunge with you. Most of all, find someone who makes you feel welcomed and wants to hear all about you.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Therapy is a unique and individualized experience between client and therapist. I believe environment and therapeutic relationship we create is the foundation for all of our future work. It is an invaluable foundation for us to explore what is most important to you.