My Approach to Helping
Whatever has brought you to this point in your search, counseling can help. I recognize that going to therapy can be challenging for some, so my goal is to make you feel at ease throughout the process. You might be seeking guidance, support, or simply a safe space to process your emotions. You can also be dealing with challenges that prevent you from feeling joyful, confident, or moving forward in your relationship or personal life. We can work together to find the core of your challenges, identify your strengths, and help you develop a sense of self.
While completing top-of-the-line training at distinguished hospitals, I've worked with many individuals and families experiencing relationship difficulties, unresolved trauma, and other life challenges. My approach encompasses various evidence-based therapeutic strategies.
More Info About My Practice
I am the founder and executive director of Healing Den Counseling. Healing is a journey that involves patience, consistency, self-kindness, as well as the willingness to change. By guiding you through therapy, I can help you work on your personal growth in your daily life and improve your relationships.
I am currently offering in-person and virtual sessions in California and Nevada. You can read more or schedule your appointment on my website.
I'm now pursuing sex therapy certification through the Buehler Institute.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
1. Healthy interpersonal relationships are important for mental health; when they suffer, so do you. Through counseling, you can enhance your communication skills and learn to effectively respond to issues. This may lead to stronger relationships with partners, friends, and family.
2. Therapy can help couples maintain and improve their relationship. You will learn how to work through conflicts and other relationship challenges together, strengthen your emotional and physical connection, and gain a deeper understanding of each other.
3. When faced with a stressful situation, you may react ineffectively or even dangerously. You can effectively control your emotions and stay productive by replacing those reactions with healthy, positive coping techniques.
4. Psychotherapy can assist you in developing coping mechanisms and methods of dealing with your loss and grief. Grief therapy allows bereaved people to talk about their experiences and emotions, as well as discover techniques to make the grieving process easier.
5. Psychotherapy aids in the development of problem-solving skills, confidence, and self-awareness. This empowers you to accept personal responsibility for your behaviors and learn to manage your mental wellness now and in the future.
6. Therapy can assist you in identifying negative thought patterns and unhealthy habits, as well as teach you how to prevent them. Many times, triggers, or external circumstances that cause unpleasant emotions or feelings, set off your harmful behaviors. You'll learn to recognize when you're being triggered and develop techniques to manage your response.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
I recognize that going to therapy can be difficult. You may feel scared of seeking therapy. I'd be shocked if you weren't. There's no clear path for what you can expect in a therapy session. The majority of individuals have preconceived beliefs about what therapy is based on shows and movies. Because you don't know what to expect, it can be a frightening experience. Contact me! I can answer any questions you have about the intake process and relieve the worry you have about therapy. You may also feel weak for believing that you're not able to handle your own problems. It is NOT a sign of weakness to seek help. In actuality, it demonstrates the strength and bravery you hold. Therapy is not a sign of insecurity, lack of masculinity, mental instability, or any other negative connotation you may think of. If you are physically injured, you do not attempt to heal yourself through surgery. You seek medical help from a skilled practitioner, a doctor. The same can be said for your mental well-being. If you are having emotional distress, you should seek the help of a counselor, a skilled professional who can assist you in healing. I am here to support and guide you and make therapy a positive experience for you.