My Approach to Helping
I strive to make counseling a reliable, open place as this is the foundation of where growth and healing occurs.
In our time together, I prioritize what you want to discuss. Often my role is to reflect, almost as a sounding board, what you are processing. The intention is to see your situation more clearly. Clarity often opens up more doors and options, leading us to more creative solutions to address the parts in your life that bring you to counseling.
While sometimes I bring guidance, typically I help use you and your family's strengths or intuition to guide decision-making. As a counselor, I get to participate in individual's and family's process of becoming 'the best you.'
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Teens & Young Adults
Families & Caregivers
Individuals who identify as Third Culture Kids (TCKs), bi-racial, or first generation
How Psychotherapy Can Help
We are such social beings. One of the places I work on a lot in counseling is relationships in your life - the ways you relate, understanding dynamics within the relationships, and learning about the kinds of relationships in which you are drawn. The impact is that you begin to develop self-awareness, relational healing, and find more satisfying relationships in your life.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
When entering counseling, we come for different needs. Sometimes the need for a wound is Neosporin and bandages. Other times, we need to go in deeper through ongoing adjustments and exercises. What you decide for the work with a therapist will depend on the need and healing you require for your specific situation. The Neosporin and bandages approach is where you'll find more short-term, behavioral focused therapy. I generally work with the ongoing adjustments and exercises approach where we go in-depth throughout our long-term work. This usually looks like weekly 50-minute sessions, but the frequency and duration can increase based on needs.