My Approach to Helping
My drive, my passion, is to give you rest; rest from the raging storms of life, rest from panic, rest from the pressures of the world crushing in on you. I want to give you respite from your grief, peace in your relationships, a reprieve from anxiety and depression, and tools to find or regain your identity. Together we'll make sense of your chaotic world and find your safe passage through the furious waters.
I've spent the last 5 years working with people in the lowest, most challenging parts of life. From suicidal and homicidal thoughts, to substance use, to severe psychosis, I've seen it all and have a toolbox full of techniques to help you along your journey. I'm certified in psychological first aid and motivational interviewing, and have extensive knowledge of many science-based approaches to address numerous concerns. I'm passionate about learning, and am always exploring new methods and approaches, and I know we can the perfect approach for you. My specialties are in grief, identity, adoption, and career satisfaction, as well as life transitions that cause anxiety and depression.
Call me today to set up a free, face-to-face consultation where we'll get to know each other. I'm confident we can work together to address your unique situation, but even if we can't, I have a broad network of qualified therapists and will work to find your perfect fit.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Therapy is hard. Trusting a complete stranger, like me, with your innermost thoughts and feelings--things you promised yourself you'd never share with another person, is terrifying. Walking through the door and saying "I need help, I can't do this alone anymore," is nerve-wracking and humiliating. Reliving the experiences that haunt your dreams--that you keep locked away in dark closets of memories you'd rather forget--is painful. I know because I've done it myself, and I promise you it's worth it.
My office is a safe place to let out all of the things you're keeping bottled up for the sake of "being strong" because "grown ups don't cry." You're free here to share as much or as little as you need to take the edge off of the anxiety, the shame, the guilt, and the chaos swirling inside of you. You'll find a place of rest in my office--a place where you can just breathe.
Come to therapy, take that leap. You'll be so glad you did.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
As an adoptee, disabled veteran, and business owner, I've been there. I've wrestled with my own identity, wondering where I belonged in the world, where I came from, and where I was headed. I've experienced unexpected and severe career changes, rejection, and trauma. My own work in therapy helped me overcome these struggles, and I've developed a passion for providing the same help that so deeply benefited me. I've been there, I've made it through to the other side, and I want to walk back into the fog to help you come out of it too.