My Approach to Helping
I believe that collaboration is critical to any successful therapeutic relationship. You are the expert on you and your life. I am here to offer insight from a different perspective, education, and support. I am honored to become a part of your journey and walk beside as you heal, learn, and grow. Whatever brings you to me, I believe as a team we can create a plan and work together to work towards your desired outcome. My sessions are guided by you and for you. I have a laid back personality and encourage everyone to truly be themselves in my office. I enjoy the moments of laughter and success as much as I cherish the moments of vulnerability and intense emotion. I believe both are necessary in the therapy process. Please feel free to reach out with any questions about myself or my practice.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I certainly found a job that is never boring! I get to continue to learn about others, myself, and the human experience. While I wish I could remove so much pain and discomfort from people's lives, I am honored to be able to sit with them so they do not have to experience it alone. I am amazed at the resiliency that is within us. I feel blessed to be able to spend my life supporting others and being part of their experience. I can go on and on about all that I love about being a therapist but the bottom line is I am awe with people, our individual uniqueness, and the variety that life brings. Through my work, I am constantly refilled with hope and admiration.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I have to admit, I had never seen a therapist myself until I was in graduate school and I was so nervous before starting! I was also excited about the possibility for growth and change. And what happened when I went...it was less than desirable. I did not feel a connection to my therapist and did not feel like she was really invested in my process. After 2 sessions I knew I needed a change and I am so glad I did. I found an amazing therapist who really fit my personality. Much like in life, we will bond more quickly with some than others. If one therapist isn't for you or you had a bad experience, do not be afraid to try again. I am so grateful I did. I got to experience the real benefits of therapy and I continue to see her to this day whenever life becomes a little too stressful. So what is holding back from you trying again?