We all need support and to feel understood & accepted for who we are. My clients are often looking to explore their internal emotional world, better know what they need, want & desire, and to grow personally, professionally, and in their relationships with others. I especially gravitate towards collaborating with those who want to create more meaning & purpose in their lives, improve self-esteem & self-worth, and live in greater alignment with their values.
My Background and Approach
I've had an eclectic mix of experiences that have shaped me as a therapist, and am always continuing to acquire new knowledge & skills. In our work together, I'll incorporate techniques I think will be the most helpful, depending on your reasons for seeking out therapy and what we're focusing on at the time. My client centered approach is warm & interactive. I'm collaborative & view therapy as a joint process. We'll focus on ways to alleviate distress as well as discover your inner strengths. I want to get to know all facets of you- what causes you pain, inspires you & brings you joy. We’ll explore how past experiences may be affecting you in the present & address any unhelpful patterns that are keeping you stuck. My ultimate goal is for you to get to know yourself better so you can make more intentional choices, as well as achieve a greater sense of self-acceptance & self-compassion. I seek to create an environment where you feel comfortable to show up fully and just as you are.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I value learning and ongoing self-discovery. It’s through experiences in both my own personal therapy and work with clients that I know change is possible. I believe in the importance of the relationship between therapist and client. I've seen how when trust & safety are present, the outcome of therapy can be profound. I’m passionate about continuing to reduce any stigma associated with seeking out mental health care, making it easier to acknowledge and talk about the challenges we all have throughout life. I enjoy working with a diverse mix of clients from differing racial & ethnic backgrounds, religions, gender identities & sexual orientations. I care deeply about providing affirmative care to the LGBTQIA+ community, and believe strongly in social justice & equity. My practice is welcoming & inclusive. I’m always guided by my view of individuals as resourceful, resilient & growth oriented. Please visit my website if you want to learn more & reach out to me to schedule a consult call!