My Approach to Helping
Sometimes we all need a little perspective. Sometimes when individuals feel overwhelmed by pain, confusion, sadness, & anxiety, it feels impossible or improbable for things to get any worse, much less any better. Do you feel stuck, suffocated, or always just a little bit behind? It's so easy to feel like who and where we want to be is unattainable. I hope to use my sense of humor and unconditional acceptance to create a place for you to accept and love yourself for exactly who you are!
I've cultivated a compassionate, collaborative, no-nonsense approach to therapy; that is, I want to work with you to discover strengths, develop goals, and process emotions, as a team. I know that you are the expert on your own life experience, and I believe what I bring to the table are the tools to help you feel more empowered, confident, and at peace with you are. Sometimes gaining outside perspective & validation is what you need to come to an understanding of who you are at your very core, and to like the person you find there!
As a human, as a woman, and as a therapist, I whole-heartedly believe in the power of: compassion for self and others; healthy, productive, and intentional communication; true self-care and self-acceptance; feeling, processing and accepting of ALL emotions; everyone’s innate, intrinsic and fundamental value, worth and capacity for growth and success. It is my most sincere hope that as I continually educate myself, I am creating a welcoming, affirming, and safe space as an ally to people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, native peoples, and other marginalized individuals. I know taking the first step to find a therapist isn't easy and I don't take that show of strength lightly! With my (attempted) sense of humor and respect for my clients, I hope to create a warm place for you to accept yourself for exactly who you are right now, and then find ways together to change your life that makes it more reflective of who you truly are!