About My Clients
I see people of all ages, orientations, races, and ethnicities. Historically, I have worked with youth in the juvenile system, incarcerated women and mothers, adults with disabilities, children with autism, men who have sexually offended, individuals needing psychiatric assistance, families enduring domestic violence, and as a school counselor for elementary-aged and adolescent students who are disenfranchised and working to find healing, balance, and success in their lives.
My Background and Approach
I think it is important to come alongside a person who is struggling; partnering with the individual for a solution. I believe we both learn something from each other and that we each have an opportunity to grow. Counseling is most effective when trust is built and the therapist and client are able to get curious about the root of the issue at hand. I am interested in letting the client lead. My role is to help the client clear and digest the blocks in the way of accessing their true self. We will establish goals together and get creative about allowing them to come to fruition. My approach is warm, attentive, curious, and sincere. I am invested in building a bridge quickly so as to foster connection and support the process. It is my intention to be real, vulnerable, and relatable. I am much more interested in connection than formality. I want people to feel comfortable and safe to explore anything and everything knowing that we are all human and doing the best we can.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Sometimes we get so used to the perspective we hold about our life that we are unable to see the forest for the trees. And sometimes, we allow self-sabotage or the words of others to come in and tint our view. My intentions is to help you see aspects of your life through a new lens. And to reflect on your choices and behaviors with curiosity and acceptance in order to shift when you are ready with skilled and intentional choice making and increased resources. I want to enable you to grow in confidence and capability in areas we explore. It is my intention to work together to shine a light in the dark corners enabling you to understand what is happening. You have an inner strength and wisdom. I just plan to help you become aware of it and act from that place. It will be through the refinement of the small, daily steps and authentic self- expression, while doing what is individually right for you, that more consistent life fulfillment will emerge.