My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York. I have been practicing for over 30 years and continue to love this work as much as the first day I entered the field. Counseling has allowed me to get to know people on a very intimate level. Clients have allowed me to get to know them and understand their unique experiences, history, and values.
My counseling philosophy is straightforward. I believe, first and foremost, I must provide a comfortable and safe environment in which you can be yourself. The first focus is to develop a relationship. I want to create an experience where you can express your concerns without judgment or repercussions. A holistic approach means providing support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
I do not provide a cookie-cutter approach and believe that you are the expert in your life. We utilize your strengths and resources to accomplish our work together. I am here to hear your desires and what goals you would like to achieve. I will not proclaim to be an expert in your life; you are that. I am a person who will act as a guide.