My Approach to Helping
I am passionate about helping people identify ways that trauma and attachment wounds impact current relationships. My hope is to help others move toward healing and wholeness as they discover more about themselves and how they have been shaped. I enjoy helping others address the important role that ethnic and religious culture play in shaping our perspectives, relationships, and experiences.
More Info About My Practice
I value family support and early intervention with childhood mental health issues. I have worked with children in the foster care system and under-served families with DCFS involvement. I am trained in 0-5 Dyadic Therapy as well as in interventions to support parents' attachment to their child. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
At what point do we decide we have learned all there is to know?
I value ongoing learning and growth. In my experience, seeking out therapy is not a sign of weakness or failure, rather it is a sign of valuing growth and investing in yourself. It takes great courage to be vulnerable. There is always more that we can learn about ourselves, how we cope, and how we can heal and thrive in our relationships with ourselves and others.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
As social creatures, we learn about ourselves, others, and the world around us by being in a relationship. I value creating a safe and strong therapeutic relationship with my clients where they can then see themselves clearer and discover what they need to grow. I believe there is no effective intervention without a relationship and I consider it an honor to walk with people through specific seasons of life.