My Approach to Helping
Whether people seek counseling as an individual or as a couple, everyone usually comes in feeling vulnerable. I work to create a relationship of trust so that individuals and couples feel they can be vulnerable in a safe place, with a safe guide. Often, our learned coping methods do not help us navigate the new situations in our lives. I work with clients to develop their skills of resilience and areas of strength to develop new ways of adapting to the emotional, relational and workplace factors that have been a source of distress. My approach is collaborative because, at the end of the day, I want my clients to live the lives they desire with the skills they have developed through our work.
More Info About My Practice
Each client and couple is unique which means that each interaction we have must be tailored to your particular needs and concerns. This is one of the reasons I have trained in multiple therapy models and actively seek out the most cutting edge approaches to share with clients. Your emotions and issues do not end when the session ends so we develop strategies together that you can use in between our time together to address those issues and emotions. It is very important to me that we work collaboratively, in a relationship based on trust and mutual respect for each other. I feel that I am a guide you have invited to join on your life journey and I am deeply honored by that invitation.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As an educator, I work to help clients understand the reasons for their issues before developing strategies with clients to create behaviors they feel are effective and enhance their life experiences.
I have developed trainings on anger management and conflict resolution within relationships to help people develop healthy ways to express important emotions such as anger.
I am also certified as a Level Two Gottman Therapist in the relationship program developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman.
I do a great deal of career and workplace counseling and mentoring for clients.
I have training in trauma-informed therapy and EMDR techniques.