My Approach to Helping
I am honored to promote and guide the personal discovery and inner healing of clients with difficulties around childhood trauma, identity and values clarification, low self-esteem, family-of-origin issues, histories of abuse, childhood emotional neglect, and issues related to "sense of self."
I firmly believe that we do the best we can given our current circumstances and that you are the expert of your own life. I utilize a client-centered, strengths-based approach to treatment and strive to maintain a safe, trustworthy space where each person feels seen and heard for who they are.
My practice leans on pillars of Humanism and Rogerian psychotherapy, as well as attachment, family systems, and the impact that the continuum of trauma plays in our lives. These models emphasize the client's unique perspective and understanding of his or her own life. They encourage the client to make meaning of his or her experiences within the context of that individual's entire life.
I welcome everyone, and I offer free consultations to answer questions, provide information, or to help you organize your thoughts and feelings as to whether my treatment approach is right for you at this time.