My Approach to Helping
I'm not looking to waste your time. If you're taking the time out of your weekly schedule to seek therapy, it means something bothered you enough to call a mental health provider, which is usually avoided more than your primary care doctor.
Within my virtual office, here's what I can offer you:
1. Autonomy: You chose to walk in, and you can do the same to leave. In emotional healing, much of what can affect a person is the lack of control they had in the past, and I want to offer a space where your choice is the primary directive (provided you are in the mentalemotional space to consent for treatment). You say go, and you say stop, it's your call.
2. Trust: We can't do anything effectively in therapy without your trust. So if at any point you have questions, concerns, or criticism, you are always welcome to voice them. And you are always welcome to ask for a second opinion or a change of provider, as is your right under the law.
3. Straightforward treatment planning: You came in with a problem and want a solution. Frankly, it's my goal to get you back into the world as soon as possible with collective planning. so I'll want to figure out your clinical goals and look at what will be needed to make that happen for you if that is within my capacity.
4. LGBTQ-informed and Trauma-informed therapy: I've worked within queer spaces for much of my career, and have spent a special focus working with survivors of various trauma. I have been able to train with basic EMDR and various other trauma treatments that I hope to continue to build upon.
The point: If you're willing to put in the work, I'm willing to work with you. Let me know if you'd like to consult with me. My door is open.