My Approach to Helping
Do you often find that you compare yourself to others? Do you want to stop unhealthy behaviors but have a hard time making change? Do you find yourself stuck in a cycle of unhealthy relationships, but you\'re not sure what to do about it? Maybe you struggle with setting and keeping boundaries with yourself and others. We all have limits in relationships that help us feel safe and connected, although sometimes it\'s hard to assert them. Many of us have been \"trained\" to ignore our own needs. What would it be like to work on making decisions in your life that truly benefit you and allow you to have healthier connections?
My approach to therapy is strengths-based and non-judgmental as I challenge you to address patterns in your life while making positive and healthy change. My goal is to support and encourage you as you find the answers you need. I strongly believe in supporting your autonomy, giving direct and honest feedback, and providing an open space allowing you to explore your difficulties. I also understand the importance of addressing identitycultural factors that could be affecting your life, both in positive and negative ways.
I work with clients who experience difficulties with depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment issues, substance useabuse, relationship issues, family stress, trauma, and oppression. I currently provide individual and couples therapy with an emphasis on diversity and multicultural factors that can impact you and your relationships.