My Approach to Helping
My practice focuses on being person-centered, affirming, and safe for each of my clients. I offer virtual sessions in the evening, which I find works for many of my clients who have other obligations during the day and takes away planning for transportation to the appointment.
My approach to counseling is to meet you where you are at and collaborate with you to come up with a treatment plan.
More Info About My Practice
I'm an independently licensed counselor in Ohio. I received my degree in clinical mental health counseling in 2018 and I have worked in different settings providing counseling services before deciding to launch my private practice.
I have a wealth of field and lived experience to help you on your healing journey. I’ve worked in multiple settings and have primary experience in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, sexuality, gender concerns, and gambling disorders.
I’ve worked with several client populations and continue to expand my scope of practice. If your concern isn’t listed, that’s ok! I offer a free 15-minute initial phone consultation to assist you in finding the right fit for your mental health needs.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
My own struggles with depression, anxiety and queerness helped shape my approach to therapy. It took a long time to realize that asking for help was a sign of strength and it takes a lot of courage to do it. Talking about those struggles in therapy helped me to grow as a person and develop empathy for others.
I remember what it was like to be a client and how terrifying it was to ask for help, so I keep that in mind with each session. It helps me to create that safe space for you.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
I believe that one of the most important factors in successful therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance between the client and the therapist. I could be the best therapist in the world, but you wouldn't see results if you didn't feel like you connected with me or trusted me. I make it a point to ensure that you feel comfortable asking questions and feel safe to talk about whatever you'd like to work on. If you feel uncomfortable or judged working with me, then I have failed at my job.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Counseling is a unique process for each individual who goes through it. Some people feel like their concern was resolved in a few sessions and others may take years to fully heal, especially if they've had a lot of struggles over their lifetime. Each session can run between 45-60 minutes, which doesn't sound like much, but we can cover a lot in that time. I start with recommending a few sessions and review progress around the 6th session to make sure that you are getting your needs met. You ultimately hold the power to keep going or stop, no matter my recommendation.