My Approach to Helping
I believe every person of any age will experience some kind of emotional and psychological strains resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances in life at some point or another. Matters of mental and physical health states, healthy relationships, communications of all kinds are inevitable in our life journey as they determine one’s growth and functionality. Hence, when the path to a happy, secured life is interrupted due to conflicts -- emotional turmoil, a stressful transition, grief and loss, relationship challenges, or simple desire for personal growth, a therapeutic alliance between client and counselor can unruffle the way and puts the client ahead of the game.
My passion and aspiration in counseling is to work with children and adolescents and adults of different ages and culture. As a therapist, my priority is to build strong alliance with clients, provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can feel safe to challenge and express their deepest fears, self-doubt, shame, faith and trust issues, and interpersonal relationship issues. By utilizing empathic dialogue, I help the individual identify problematic thoughts and behaviors or self-limiting beliefs that interfere with living their best life. As well as help set realistic and achievable goals and treatment. I believe the fundamental principle of a therapeutic relationship includes a balance of support and challenge for growth and change to achieve.
My therapeutic approach is tailored to fit the needs of each individual client as each person carries a unique history, personality, and set of goals. There is no one theory or modality that fits all. In general, I employ practical, results-oriented treatments and integrated approach that are consistent with my clients’ core values. Therapy is a team effort, so I encourage collaboration in developing strategies and evaluating progress. It is a fulfilling yet humbling endeavor to work alongside each client.