My Approach to Helping
My goal is to create an empathic, collaborative, and reflective space where clients can feel comfortable exploring their concerns and goals. I am invested in hearing the experiences and world views of each individual client, providing a space to unpack and reflect on topics brought to session, and recognizing each client's intersecting identities. I work with adults ages 18+ who are seeking support related to trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, communication, and depression. I am committed to supporting individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, BIPOC, and people who are working on personal growth or enhanced self-awareness.
More Info About My Practice
My approach is eclectic, emphasizing humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based techniques. From a trauma-informed framework, I support clients in gaining a deeper understanding of their experiences, building a sense of empowerment, recognizing their resiliency, and identifying ways to create sustainable changes in their lives.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) interventions in a person-centered approach. I tailor interventions to your specific needs. I focus on what is working for you and playing to your strengths in a safe and supportive environment. I provide my client's with tools that build towards emotional flexibility, such as: coping skills; communication skills; self-soothing; emotional regulation; and emotion identification.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Whether struggling through life transition, feeling uncertainty, experiencing anxiety and worry, or wishing to feel less sadness - I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to find your ground and get back on track. You may not know what style of help you need and that is okay! Your courage to seek assistance during a difficult time is a positive sign. We all have intrinsic potential to heal and grow. We each possess the capacity to thrive - Sometimes it just requires a little assistance learning how to listen inward and make meaning in order to find our Joy.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
When you're looking for a therapist to work with, think about what qualities you're hoping to find. Are you looking for someone to listen and be supportive - to hold space for you to explore your thoughts? To validate your concerns and experiences? Someone to ask questions and guide you through the session? Someone to point out specific patterns and behaviors, or hold you accountable to following through on making changes in your life? Many therapists offer free initial phone consultations, which is a good opportunity for you as the client to ask questions of the therapist, and make sure that this is someone you can see yourself feeling comfortable working with. I encourage clients to take advantage of free consultations, and to continue engaging in open communication throughout therapy about what is helpful in treatment, as well as what clients may want to change about sessions.