My Approach to Helping
Empathy, compassion and a non-judgmental stance are vital in the way I practice. I want clients to feel a sense of belonging when they step into my office. I want them to know that no matter what they share with me, my acceptance of them will not waver. From there, I use an eclectic mix of evidence-based therapy models, and integrate biblical, Christian counseling to guide my clients toward their personal goals.
Specifically, as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, I’ve been trained to see problems systemically. Even when seeing an individual, I conceptualize situations in terms of the contexts and systems surrounding the client: family-of-origin, friend relationships, romantic relationships, work or school environments, socioeconomic status, etc. Not only does this allow me to see the entire scope of a client’s issues, but also how these systems might be exacerbating a client’s presenting problems. If we can create change within a system, there will undoubtedly be change within the individual, and vice versa.