My Approach to Helping
As humans, we are innately curious and constantly learning. We learn through our experiences and our social and familial environments. Often people begin therapy assuming the goal is simply learning new ways of thinking or acting. I like to think of therapy as a process of first, unlearning. Whether this in unlearning the harmful beliefs which impact our sense of self-worth or the unhealthy coping mechanism we adapted to cope during stressful early childhood experiences. My goal as your therapist is to promote your overall well-being. I believe that worry and anxiety live in the future, regret, and sadness in the past, but joy and contentment live in our present. I aim to connect you more deeply with your experience and understanding of yourself, your relationships, your career, and what brings you joy.
My clients experience me as sincere, direct, and highly engaged. I want to work with you collaboratively to tailor your therapy for your specific needs because no one knows you better than you. I believe that there is an undeniable connection between the mind and body. Once we are able to mindfully increase our awareness of our mind-body connection, we increase our ability to cope with stressful situations. I utilize techniques of mindfulness, to assist you in becoming present with every moment in your daily life. Helping you understand what limiting belief systems are blocking you from achieving joy and contentment. I also utilize techniques of humanistic and relational theories, because I believe that there is nothing more important in therapy than the therapeutic relationship. As humans, we want to be seen and heard, and I make it a priority that your therapeutic space is a safe and collaborative environment.