My Approach to Helping
I have been seeing clients since 2003. Since that time, I have developed a passion for helping individuals, couples, and families. I enjoy working with all ages of people. When I work with others, I strive to meet them where they are, respecting all of the work they have done to try to find solutions and healing. I believe that counseling cannot be successful without a strong therapeutic relationship. I strive to create a comfortable, safe environment where those I work with feel supported. I tend to work beside those that I see, guiding them towards solutions and healing, over telling them what to do. My goal with all clients is that they leave my office feeling hope for their future.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as your therapist is to support your process. I will meet you were you are at respect the solutions you have tried in the past, and work with you to find what will work for you. My role is not to judge, shame, or disrespect you or the work you have done.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I have recently had a lot of clients come to me talking about have "bad" experiences in the past with previous counselors. Many of them talked the counselor telling them what to do, taking sides in in conflicts, talking too much about themselves, etc... The list really does go on and on. When I have a client come in and talk about these experiences, my first concern is making them feel comfortable and heard. I am grateful that they were brave enough to try again. I strive to create a strong connection with all clients, but even more so in these cases. It is important that client's trust their counselor to be able to heal, and in this case they are healing from their original struggle and from their previous counseling experience.