My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in my belief that people are inherently resilient, courageous, and highly adaptive. I believe everyone has the capacity to heal and grow. The relationship between therapist and client is the foundation of effective therapy. So, with each session, I strive to create a safe and nurturing space that encourages people to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without feeling judged.
You will be met with warm, caring attention during our time together. Unlike the cliche of the therapist as a "blank screen," you will get a sense of my personality, my values, and my dedication. My clients have described me as down-to-earth, honest, caring, and engaged.
I integrate my professional experience, clinical work, education, and trainings. My life experiences, challenges, personal growth, and intuition influence how I assist and care for my clients. Working holistically, I use a variety of effective methodologies, including:
Therapy will always be guided by your unique goals, needs, and safety. In our early sessions, we will develop a multi-layered understanding of your presenting concerns. As therapy progresses, we may examine specific stressors or traumas, behavioral patterns, interpersonal relationships, and cultural or family influences. We will aim to increase clarity and self-understanding, self-trust, and groundedness. As people begin accomplishing therapy goals, feeling energized and a sense of freedom usually arises.
Therapy is not about finding a cure or "fixing" someone. Instead, I see it as a natural, unfolding process where we will explore your experiences together, enhance your strengths and transform any limiting beliefs. I act as a source of support and encouragement while providing insight and curiosity to facilitate the exploration that ultimately results in positive change.