About My Clients
1/26/23*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS* Feeling blue? Or maybe something more...anxiety, dread, fear, uncontrollable worry. I understand how it feels to struggle with your mental health, to feel alone and to struggle to have any hope at all. I'm hear to tell you...IT GETS BETTER! Hang on and grab the lifeline that the opportunity of therapy is offering you.
My Background and Approach
When I start working with someone the most important goal for our first session is that their story be listened to, that they feel heard. At the end of every first session I try to tell you how I can help you, my ideas for your treatment and one or two tools that you can use to manage your symptoms before we meet again. There is nothing more frustrating to me than leaving a provider's office with a treatment plan but nothing to manage your symptoms until your next visit. This is why I try to teach you one or two coping skills for your symptoms. I believe that the client is the expert on their life and I am simply an observant guide.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I'm a member of the LGBTQ community and of the christian community as well as the #metoo movement. I am passionate about Black Lives Matter and examining my own racism. Body Positivity is very important to me and developing and embracing a deep loving acceptace for ourself and our body is critical in my mind. If you identify as a member of one of these communities I believe we have the potential to work well together.