My Approach to Helping
Being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I work from a place of strengths and relationships. I believe that the relationship between the counselor and client is what makes the counseling successful. I am very relational, wanting that bond to nurture and grow during sessions. It is this bond that allows the client to realize their own strengths and build on those. Life throws us many curve balls, I am here to help you to navigate the bases.
More Info About My Practice
I began as a grief therapist and have chosen to add trauma therapy to my resume also. I tend to use different modalities during sessions to find the correct fit for the client. I am not based in one modality, I use what works for my clients. I work with foster children as well as teens and adults.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to guide you on your journey to healing. I do not have all the answers, nor do I profess to. A large part of my role is to make you safe and comfortable while working with me. Safety is the most important part of my work in trauma, grief and life changes.
I also believe in my role as a therapist that I must earn your trust and allow you to speak freely about anything that you need to. Many times clients problems originate from earlier issues which need to be addressed in the present. Having that trust and safety allows us to move forward comfortably and safely.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Duration and frequency of therapy depends on the client and counselor. I believe that progress can be made at different levels and in different time periods. I am committed to staying with a client until we both believe they are "done". I also am available for bi-weeklymonthly check-ins which I do with many clients.
Frequency of therapy depends on the severity of concerns, I have seen clients twice a week as well as weekly and monthly. Again, this is a profession involving humans, there is no set schedule nor answer.