My Approach to Helping
Your problems are big enough - why does getting help have to be hard too? Looking for a counselor is an intimidating task. You might hesitate to reach out because you don't know what to expect, or you're worried that the counselor will be intimidating or tell you your problems are all your fault.
At the same time, however, you're struggling and you know you need help. Even if you tell your friends you're "fine", underneath it all you feel frustrated and hopeless because the things you've tried aren't working. You worry there's something wrong with you and even therapy might not help. You wake up every day worried or depressed, or you're walking on eggshells the minute your feet touch the floor because of all the fights and conflicts with your family.
More Info About My Practice
Counseling doesn't have to be scary. I work hard to make sure you feel comfortable, and I want our sessions to feel like a conversation in a living room, where you walk away feeling heard and empowered to make changes in your life. I want you to know that you're not alone and that you are already on your way to feeling better - just by looking into therapy means you've taken the first step.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Whoever you choose as your counselor, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and understood. When my friends and family are looking for a counselor, I encourage all of them to try a session with multiple counselors if they don't feel the first one is a good fit. There's no shame in that, and a good counselor will not take it personally. This is one of the most important things because you won't be able to open up about your worries and challenges if you don't feel comfortable. So take your time and find a counselor who you feel is a good "fit".