My Approach to Helping
My approach to psychotherapy is one that places relationship at the center, whether this is the relationship that we create in the context of our work together or those that you maintain in your personal/professional life. As such, my goal is to create a new, unique therapy with each and every person I meet, and I place absolute importance on making sure you feel supported and understood. With this as the basis of our work, I strongly believe that we can make sense of your concerns together and find ways to help you live more meaningfully and in line with what you want.
More Info About My Practice
I have worked in the mental health field for ten years and in a myriad of settings. Currently, in my practice, I work with individuals and groups, and I specialize in working with individuals grieving a loss, experiencing emotional trauma, or who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder. Additionally, I offer several groups, ranging from stress and anxiety management to bereavement and creating better relationships.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Seeking psychotherapy can feel scary, uncertain, and vulnerable; as such, I have always felt honored that someone would bravely allow me to share in his or her life story. My approach to psychotherapy is one that focuses on illuminating and understanding how you experience the world, and clarifying how the implicit and explicit components of your experience may be reconsidered in the context of the therapeutic relationship. With new experiences created through our work together, these experiences can then be extended into your relationships with others outside of therapy. Rather than try to impose change on you or direct solutions from my fallible experience, what makes my approach to psychotherapy different is the focus on making sense of your experience so that you may hear your own voice more clearly and accurately.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I began my mental health career in the United States Army, where I worked for approximately six years. I traveled and worked in many different places and settings, including overseas deployments and combat tours. During this time, I experienced emotional trauma first-hand and learned the importance of having a meaningful support system, which included personal/professional relationships and even seeking my own psychotherapy. Unfortunately, mental health resources were not always available and the stigma surrounding one seeking these resources could be viewed unfavorably. As such, I made it my passion to provide the best possible service and remove barriers to those seeking it.