My Approach to Helping
My approach to helping people in need is to focus on their strengths and resourcefulness. It is my belief that the way we interact with others gives us clues to what is going on within us and between us. Developing collaboration with our friends and families helps to make most problems in our lives more manageable. The goal is to discover our strengths and collaborate with our resources, our families, and close friends to increase our sense of health and well being.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
The struggles I have experienced throughout my life: trauma, grief, and physical illness have helped me to become a better therapist by allowing me to connect with people going through similar challenges on a deeper and personal level. Being able to understand the fear prior to undergoing major surgery and the intense emotions while recovering has helped me to have a greater level of empathy for other people.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Going to therapy is not a sign of weakness. It is my belief that going to therapy is a sign of recognizing our struggles and exploring them rather than avoiding them. Coming to therapy takes courage to recognize that seeking help is not a sign of weakness but rather a sign of wisdom.