My Approach to Helping
I approach each client's unique situation and needs with warmth, empathy, nonjudgement, and excitement to help them address their issues and grow into the people they aim to be. I am trained in the following therapy practices and models, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness-based Therapy.
My goal is to help client's explore their options and discover solutions to problems that work for them. I teach client's how to practice mindfulness to increase awareness of themselves and of the problem. Next, I teach them how to identify the roots to their problems. Then I teach how to use cognitive and behavioral coping strategies to manage those problems, while offering problem-solving strategies and a safe place to explore the problem. We work on coping skills, communication skills, social skills, relationship building skills, boundary setting skills, conflict resolution skills, and more.
If you are ready to open the door to learning new ways to manage your behavioral, mental, andor relationship problems, then feel free to check out my website for more information and submit a request for a consult.
More Info About My Practice
I have had my practice going on two years and have over 10 years of experience as a mental health provider. I moved to exclusively telehealth in the last year. I have found that telehealth gives clients and I more flexibility for sessions and removes a lot of barriers to getting treatment.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Therapy is for everyone. Therapy can be a safe place for you to sort out your thoughts, develop an action plan to address a problem, work through a trauma, work on a relationship, learning new ways to manage emotions, and more. It is a treatment yes, but can also be some of the best selfcare you can give yourself. To gain a better understanding of yourself and increase confidence around who you are, even the not so fun parts.
However, you do need to be ready to address the problem. It does not have to be full steam ahead. You can take your time with it. Know that progress happens in small increments over a period of time and not all in one go. You want to be prepared that it will take time for the problem to get better through treatment.
If you are on the fence about whether to start therapy, then here are a few options to test it out. You can call for a 15-30 minute consult, complete an intake, and complete a few sessions to see how it feels. If at any point with any of those steps you feel uncomfortable, then it's 100% okay to stop and maybe try again later. You could even start out by emailing a therapist with some questions and see how that goes, before going any further.
Good luck and best wishes on your decision!