My Approach to Helping
It's my goal to offer a validating and comfortable environment where clients feel at ease and safe in their journey to overcome their challenges. I enjoy helping people learn how to engage what they already have within them in more intentional ways, as well as to learn a few new techniques in the process. It's my job to tap into that inner strength and help individuals grow in ways that they may have never imagined. I enjoy watching others build mastery as they try something new and are effective at it.
More Info About My Practice
It can be pretty common for our emotions to get in the way of our relationships, causing rifts or even the end of relationships. This can, in turn, lead to negative feelings about self and suicidal or self-harming behaviors. I've been practicing Dialectical Behavior Therapy since 2012 to help individuals learn how to develop a life worth living and create better relationships--with self and others. I love that DBT fosters a validating and gently confrontational environment that encourages growth and meets someone where they are in the moment.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have had success with helping clients become more independent in their relationships and develop a greater sense of self-assurance, as well as to become more assertive in their relationships with others. I am also skilled at helping individuals become more aware of their own emotional experiences so that they can make more effective decisions.