My Approach to Helping
It is my mission to restore distressed relationships by addressing unmet core needs and deep rooted fears while creating strong and secure bonds. In order to achieve my mission, I do my best to a gain a deep understanding of the client in order to empathize and validate the experience. Only then can we start to peel back the layers to address the core need or fear. This will take place in a safe environment where I am skilled in helping others to carry burdens. During this process, I am helping to unload those burdens and assisting in the healing process from carrying them around for so long. Once, we've started the healing and working stage we move to gain a solid sense of self which will aid in restructuring distressed relationships in your life.
More Info About My Practice
As a Marriage, Couple and Family Counselor, my goal is to rebuild relationships by assisting in creating secure and healthy attachments between individuals. I specialize in relationship issues, grief, life coaching, and addiction. I am eager to start working in the community; specifically, in schools and recovery organizations. I offer a sliding fee scale for individuals, couples, and families to accommodate all levels of income. In addition, I provide in-home and virtual sessions to those who may not be able to physically come to the office.
What Makes up a Problem?
First, I would like to point out that the "problem" is never really the problem. It is simply a symptom or coping skill to soothe the discomfort of an unmet need or deep rooted fear which is the real problem. In order for a problem to be a problem the individual must think that there is a problem; there has to be something within the individual that says "something isn't right". At this moment the individual is experiencing a disconnect between their ideal self (the person they want to be or think they should be) and their actual self (the person they are today); which causes various amounts of distress. In other words, a problem is made up of distress or disconnect within the individual.