About My Clients
It can be humbling to reach out and ask for help. People may even feel embarrassed or vulnerable when they need to do so. The effects can be multiplied for a strong, independent person. I'm a psychologist who appreciates the strength it takes to talk to someone and courage it takes to try something different.
My Background and Approach
I specialize in working with people who naturally find ways to take care of themselves, and shy away from seeing a therapist. Typically they are Military Veterans and others who have the heart of a Warrior. Sometimes that independence and self-reliance that helps you succeed in most areas of life also keeps you from asking for assistance. Serving and supporting others is also the drive that keeps you from even noticing what's going on with you. Let's take a moment to focus on you, so you can continue to have the strength to focus on those you care about. Have you had poor sleep, nightmares, or wanted to isolate yourself more than usual since "that thing" happened? That's common after experiencing a significant event that shifts the way we view ourselves, others, and even life itself. Who do you share that with? Who understands besides the ones who experienced it with you? No one knows what it's like to be you. But, it may be possible to feel heard, understood, and get resolution.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Know who you are. If you know what defines you, you could still find purpose in life after losing everything. This is what I truly believe at the bottom of my heart. It impacts my life and perspective on therapy, and it allows me to see hope when you may not.