About Our Clients
Do you find yourself struggling to manage anxiety, depression, or maintaining healthy relationships? If so, there may be more at play than just a lack of coping skills. Sometimes you know exactly where your maladaptive beliefs & behaviors come from, but sometimes they're so deeply engrained that it's hard to pinpoint why you keep going in circles. We utilize trauma focused therapy, which relies on an understanding of your innate desire & ability to move beyond the pain and begin to heal & grow.
Our Background and Approach
We firmly believe in a strengths-based approach, which is especially crucial at times when you may be feeling broken or in pain. It is through these moments that we can spend time exploring the function of the pain and messages that your brain and body are giving you through the range of feelings that you experience, both physical and emotional. At HavenMHC, we work with you to embrace the parts of yourself that may otherwise feel too weak, vulnerable, or unwanted. We collaborate with you to learn about how you’ve managed with difficulties thus far and explore new behaviors, patterns, and beliefs that will create a means of growth and healthy coping with ongoing challenges. We believe that safety is an essential component in healing. We also recognize that safety has many dimensions and can be impacted by challenges within ourselves, our families, or our larger communities and societies. A trauma sensitive approach means we are sensitive to those experiences along with your needs.
Our Values as Mental Health Practitioners
For many of us who are BIPOC, we may live in a world where it is even unsafe to feel safe and let our guard down. No matter your experience, we consider it part of our responsibility to incorporate and address the realities of your unique experience into the work that we do. The decision to engage in counseling certainly requires courage, and so we strive to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. Our aim is to create a comfortable, safe, and welcoming environment where you can begin the process of healing and building. As our client, you are at the center of treatment where we explore the roadblocks you face in reaching your goals: emotional, physical, relational or otherwise.