My Approach to Helping
I believe that mental and emotional health are just as important as that of our physical bodies. Therefore, just like eating well, exercising, and having visits with our primary care physician have a place in helping to optimize our physical health, so too can professional counseling assist us along the lines of how we view and feel about ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. I approach this process with individualistic, systemic, and holistic perspectives, and am equipped to do so with a faith-based foundation, if it suits the client—the goals and preferences of the clients are central to my process.
I approach the counseling relationship from a perspective of finding and leveraging meaning, purpose, and fulfillment for all areas of life. This includes not only how we view and experience ourselves, but also our interactions with family, friends, co-workers, and all other relationships. To do so, I utilize primarily an eclectic mix of CBT, Adlerian, and Rogerian therapy, though I am equipped and prepared to utilize other approaches, too. My areas of practice expertise include working with coping skills, childrenadolescents (particularly those who have experienced trauma and manifest significant behavioral issues), addiction, spiritual abuse, couplesrelationships, pre-marital counseling, spirituality, anxiety and depression, and other general counseling topics.
Most importantly, I believe a healthy, professional bond is central and foundational to all effective counseling. Therefore, if something I’ve said here stirs you, I welcome the opportunity to begin the process and see if we are a good fit to continue moving forward together.