My Approach to Helping
Life can be overwhelming to navigate and sometimes we need extra help to make sense of our struggles and experiences. Therapy can be a helpful place to turn when you are feeling stuck. Many people utilize therapy to address the experience of depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, and questioning the meaning of life, among many other things. In my office you will experience welcome, safety, and space to explore and process whatever is on your heart and mind. I am passionate about working with you to find meaning in your life story while looking toward the future with hope. With an attachment-based approach, I work with you to build a meaningful connection as the foundation on which to create long-lasting change. As we work together, we will explore creative solutions to your struggles and new ways to engage in your relationships.
More Info About My Practice
Although I work well with people experiencing a variety of mental health and relational struggles, I have a few specific areas of interest. I am spiritually sensitive and comfortable exploring the impact of faith on your journey. I work with you to explore where you came from and where you would like to go in your spiritual journey. My background is in the Christian faith, but I welcome all perspectives and experiences.
I also work with parents who may be struggling to find the way through various life transitions and parenting struggles. I particularly enjoy working with teens and young adults. Together we will find hope, explore who you are as a parent and family, and strengthen your relationships with each other.
I am also a Certified PrepareEnrich Premarital Therapist. The early years of marriage can be amazing and can also bring some struggles. I want to help you build on your strengths as a couple and find ways to communicate and work through the struggles.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I believe that therapy is for everyone. Most people on the earth struggle with making sense of difficult early childhood experiences, complex relational dynamics, hopelessness, or worries that can be out of control. My own experience of some of these issues brought me into therapy where I was able to explore and process my experiences and find hope for the future. Because I have been both client and therapist, I can relate to your experience as a client and support you in my role as a therapist.