My Approach to Helping
I am the Clinical Director of my practice, and we have a great group of therapists with different backgrounds and areas of expertise, so I strongly encourage you to give us a call to discuss your specific situation. I personally specialize in working with anxiety, depression, self-harm, and trauma survivors. I am a registered play therapist (RPT) which means I use play-based techniques and expressive arts to engage children and adolescents. I use an approach called trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) for children and adults with a history of trauma. I have extensive experience helping trauma survivors overcome their pain, grief, and avoidance. I use a comprehensive approach, which includes education, coping skills, and a narrative component to help my clients overcome their past experiences. I also have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with eating disorders and self-harm.
I view therapy as a sacred space. Many of my clients initially describe a feeling of shame, hopelessness, or being "stuck" in a feeling or behavior. Therapy is a place where we can find the courage together to begin the process of healing and self-discovery. There are many paths to healing and I am committed to helping you discover your path.
Being respectful of my clients is of the utmost importance to me. Even when working with children, it is my goal to develop an egalitarian relationship to help them feel safe and free to open up. In my experience many people who seek counseling, adults and children alike, have already tried many methods to solve their problems. That's ok. I want to hear about your past experiences. Together, we will seek to find a new perspective and set of experiences that will help you heal and overcome.