My Approach to Helping
Life can feel chaotic and overwhelming, and feeling like that can prevent you from more fulfilling experiences and keep you from reaching your full potential. Perhaps you are here because something is bothering you, you wish something was different or better about your life, or you are struggling with the way you feel (struggling with things that are important to you). Yet you have some hope that things can get better, even if it’s not clear how. You have already taken the first step by looking at options for guidance. This shows that you are capable of taking action, and you recognize your own ability to grow as a person.
As a social worker I am trained to understand you as a unique and individual person. I am also trained to examine the context of your narrative, the environment around you, and the various systems you interact with. Situating your story within the world you live in provides rich detail and a deeper understanding of your own experiences, and your own personal journey. I am passionate about helping people grow, evolve, and thrive. I am compelled to alleviate suffering and to replace it with a sense of peace-of-mind and well-being. My approach is rooted in critical theory and the strengths perspective, which recognizes that each person has great potential, capability, and inherent value. You have strengths within you, and they are powerful. Discovering how to use your strengths can be transformative and life-changing.