My Approach to Helping
As a therapist, I take an active role in listening, empowering, and supporting my client's subjective experience. I place great importance on authenticity, and infuse humor into my therapeutic style. I view the client-therapist relationship as collaborative. Together, my clients and I investigate ideas that may be leaving them stuck in dysfunctional patterns.
I believe self-awareness and personal responsibility are paramount to living a functional and fulfilling life. Undoubtedly, cultural influences such as gender roles and minority stereotypes can create barriers in our lives. I encourage clients to foster a strong sense of self, trust in self, and belief in freedom of choice, despite barriers.
Each client has his or her own goals when they enter therapy. My job as a therapist is to guide the client toward achieving these goals, promoting the awareness, honesty, and self-love needed to work through obstacles along the way.