My Approach to Helping
I believe strongly in the healing power of relationship. As a helper, I approach the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative and creative process. You are the expert on your life and experiences, and as we explore the nuances of your unique, personal story together, I view my role as helping to identify themes, patterns, and dynamics. I will offer a variety of suggestions and perspectives so that you may discover which feel most authentic for you personally.
I often find myself pointing out the ways in which people speak to or relate with themselves internally, believing fully that awareness, acceptance, and self-compassion around our internal experiences give us greater choice in how to respond to them. My hope is to help you identify what you authentically value, so that we may begin to explore how you can bring yourself into alignment with the life you truly desire.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I work with LGBTQ+ issues and concerns, gay men's issues (specifically the toxic body image expectations and pressures with which they are faced), individuals struggling in the areas of body image, food, and eating issues, and those who are questioning, dissatisfied, or looking for more meaning in their faith and spirituality.
My Role as a Therapist
In working together, I am here to offer support, respect, and unconditional acceptance. My hope is to create a space where you feel safe enough to be yourself and honest about what's going on. I know entering therapy can be scary and uncomfortable, but I strive to ensure that we are good fit in working together so that you may feel truly seen and heard.
It is within that space that I will offer observations and new perspectives so that you may begin to cultivate a deeper awareness of your unique life and circumstances, as well as practice new ways of being in relationship. In addition, I have always appreciated the use and value of well-timed humor, and it is likely to be used in a session or two.