About My Clients
So many clients come to therapy with negative self-talk – listening to the negative voice in their head. Many of my clients come to therapy being in a "contemplation" stage of change, meaning they have been thinking about it for while, knowing that they desire or need things to be different in life without knowing how or where to start. A good, trusting therapeutic relationship is a great place to start. Therapy is a space to explore, process and feel validated.
My Background and Approach
I've worked with many adult clients who have a history of childhood trauma, abuse or neglect. I specialize in partnering with adults who have experienced abuse and especially psychological and religious abuse within their relationships. Additionally, I do a lot of work with adults with ADHD and individuals struggling with OCD. I utilize cognitive-behavioral approaches and exposure-based therapies to support clients in their growth & healing.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe it is very important to accept clients where they are at in life and I use a non-judgement, non-biased approach as ethically possibly. Some clients do, however, benefit from engaging in therapy with a provider they feel is "relatable". Most importantly, therapy is your space and I open conversations about bias, but "shoulds and shouldn'ts" are words I encourage clients to avoid as they are trying to heal and grow. Many adults come to therapy questioning what they've been told or unhelpful narratives they've believed for a long time that are no longer working for them. This is a scary but good place to be! Therapy can be about re-working those deeply ingrained beliefs to work for you, in whatever capacity you think is best. You get to be the decision-maker in your life and my role is to support you by gently challenging the habits you feel are holding you back.