My Approach to Helping
I know how hard it is to make that call. Or walk through the door to see a therapist. First and foremost, my job is to offer a sense of safety and comfort. I'm not here to tell you what you're doing "wrong" or to pathologize behaviors that have been coping tools for you. My approach is flexible and responsive to what will work best for you. When it comes to therapy, one size does not fit all.
My approach is eclectic, incorporating a person-centered philosophy with concrete techniques, such as CBT and DBT. And while learning about your inner world is vital, it's also important to explore the influences of family, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and spirituality. Our experiences in the world can be affirming, invalidating, or even--unfortunately--traumatic. I offer you the safety and compassion to begin to heal these wounds.
So if you're thinking about reaching out for support, remember that you are allowed to find the person who you feel will meet your needs. Don't be afraid to be picky. And while I cannot "fix" everything for you, I can guide you on your journey to finding inner peace and self-compassion.