My Approach to Helping
Having served people in the Tulsa area for over 13 years, I provide a safe and confidential space where we work together on life goals and transitions. When you contact me, we will address issues that might be getting in the way of living a full life. I treat each person with great care and customize specific plans of action to meet your goals. Contacting a therapist is a courageous step toward true healing and change. It would be a privilege to collaborate with you as you invest in transforming your life.
More Info About My Practice
Listening to your concerns and your experiences are of the utmost importance to me. Collaboration is key. We will work on skills, tools, and personal insights so you can cope with the twists and turns in life. My office is professional and relaxing on a university campus. A goal of mine is to bring calm and perspective to an often chaotic and uncertain world.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
I focus on listening and building trust. My approach is to collaborate with each person on appropriate skills and tools to deal with the ups and downs through life.
Additionally, counseling often is about hearing yourself work through issues with a trained professional. I listen, reflect, re-frame, and challenge so that the changes you make are truly your own.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love being a therapist because I see people who find healing and hope in the midst of tough circumstances, relationships, transitions, and choices.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
If you have had a negative experience in therapy, that is not uncommon. Much of therapy has to do with the rapport built between you and the therapist.
My aim is to primarily build trust within a therapeutic relationship to foster hopeful change in your life.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Counselors go to therapy themselves to maintain healthy coping skills because they know how effective therapy is to live fully. If you are seeking a counselor for the first time, you are making a courageous and brave choice that many people ignore in their lives. Seeking support, direction, or coping skills is an extremely healthy choice that takes courage and insight.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
I recommend that each person see me back to back weeks, then we evaluate together the appropriate frequency.
The average range of sessions I see people is 4-10 sessions with occasional maintenance sessions as needed.