My Approach to Helping
My own life experience of healing and transformation led me to pursue a counseling degree later in life. I love the before/after dynamic that results when people pursue change and commit to growth! Each person is unique; therefore, my approach is eclectic and strength based. My goal when working with others is that they feel heard, understood and have a clear direction of how to achieve their personal growth goals. Ultimately, freedom from the past allows people to live from their most authentic selves, one which has meaning, purpose and passion.
More Info About My Practice
I'm excited to be a trained Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) therapist. The DNMS provides a framework to assess and treat people who've experienced past trauma and want to be released from the burden of past hurts and fears.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy can give a person a safe place to be authentic about their struggles and search for answers that will help them to become truly known. Living from true self helps with self acceptance, self confidence and freedom to be yourself.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy can give clarity to current issues and identify strategies which support healthier living.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love the miracle of personal transformation!!!!!
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere that allows a person to speak about their pain and collaborate with them to establish goals that will help provide relief. Throughout the course of therapy, I listen, support, identify, facilitate and direct to help a person achieve their therapy goals.
My Therapy Focus
Successful therapy is therapy that helps define and focus on a person's individual goals in an environment that promotes openness, honesty and acceptance.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
When choosing a therapist, be sure the person is one who allows you to set your own pace and listens to what is most important to you. Check in with your gut response: Is the therapist authentic? Open? Able to be present? Able to listen without interference of their own agenda? Specialized in the area which you're seeking treatment?
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Many people believe that if you go to therapy, you are weak and too dependent on others. I believe going to therapy is a courageous act of humility. Challenging oneself to grow and accepting help from another opens up a world of possibilities that may otherwise go unchallenged.