My Approach to Helping
It is my firm belief that seeking therapy is a show of courage and belief in yourself, and I commend you for doing so! My passion for helping people realize their own unique strengths and ability to overcome and thrive is a big part of why I became a therapist. The counseling experience is not a one-size-fits-all, which is why you can expect that my approach with you will take YOU into account, to make it as effective and fitting as possible to create the space you need to accomplish what you desire in counseling. You can count on me being reliable, empathetic, and honest, as well as direct and humorous when appropriate and beneficial. Whether you are struggling to communicate and feel connected in your relationship, battling with the effects of trauma or anxiety, and anything in between, I believe in your ability to face those challenges and would be happy and honored to help guide you through it.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My specialty areas are anxiety, trauma, ADHD in adults, and disordered eatingbody image issues. Many times these have overlap with each other as well!
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Opening up to a therapist about your struggles, especially those that are intensely personal and difficult, is far from weak or self-indulgent - it takes courage to share those things, to choose to look at and work through those struggles! It takes far less courage and strength to ignore and "hide" those things from yourself (andor others) than it does to unpack them and work through them. Everyone experiences challenges throughout life, and assuming you must work through all of it alone is sometimes like assuming you should be your own doctor as well! And lastly, imagine what working through those challenges in therapy can then open you up to do once those challenges are no longer taking so much of your time, energy, and head space. Sometimes the courage that going to therapy takes is the courage to allow yourself to move forward.