My Approach to Helping
It takes courage to come willing to share what is going on and what makes life so painful. You will find that talking in a safe and confidential space allows for relief and rest and is often times the first step towards peace. It is also my desire to come alongside and provide you with some perspective, insightful tools and helpful frameworks for what is right and good in life. My hope is for you to engage in our time together feeling more empowered to make the changes in your life that create lasting health both for yourself and in your relationships. Therapy can sometimes feel like it hurts more than it helps when addressing the hurts, challenging the blind spots that can keep you stuck. Yet, pushing through the tough stuff together is where the most significant and lasting changes occur and it is always worth it. If you are willing, I look forward to that journey with you!
I have received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Columbia International University and a undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Education. Previous to counseling I have worked in schools with children and adolescents. My expertise are in the areas of relational work and emotional health. I work with clients looking at issues with a wholistic and systems oriented perspective. It is most helpful to address the presenting problems at a multi-dimensional level, understanding that it is often only the tip of the iceberg. This makes addressing the core issue a priority in therapy. I also believe it is critical to offer tools, insights, and encouragement so that you walk away empowered to be a more healthy and resilient person. I believe lasting changes towards health and healing are possible in a therapeutic alliance that is safe and accepting, while nudging you to consider your blind spots and unhealthy patterns.