About My Clients
The pressure on teens and young adults to make life-changing decisions is immense. It can feel paralyzing and overwhelming. I know what it is like to overanalyze every decision & worry that you could be making terrible mistakes, especially when you aren't sure who you are or what you want. The pressure can even develop into feelings of anxiety and depression. I want you to know that there is a path forward and that I am here to help find the path that fits best for you.
My Background and Approach
My approach to therapy is collaborative. My training has taught me that clients are usually the best expert on their needs and goals. I like to compare my approach to taking a road trip together. You are the driver while I am riding along with you. Ultimately, the destination is your decision. As we go along, I will come in to provide suggestions of places to explore and routes to take. If we explore those options is up to you. Either way, I am here to support you on the road ahead to the best of my ability. Together, we will explore the major barriers to your goals and develop strategies to overcome them that play to your strengths. I have spent time learning numerous strategies to help you manage and process your distressing feelings and thoughts. Through our meetings, we will look through your experiences that brought you to this point in order to create new meaning and insight to help you in the present.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Every person has the potential to help create a positive world and I believe that most people desire that. However, many of us learn unhealthy behaviors and beliefs that cloud our judgment. By gaining understanding and opening our hearts, we can work towards healing. It is the relationship between client and counselor that I believe heals wounds and creates new growth. I learned this firsthand through my experiences of loneliness and self-doubt. It was through the help of therapy and those around me that I found the strength to embrace my authentic self. It is a gift that I want to offer to others. I love to connect through laughter, or even cry sometimes. Some of my favorite ways to do this are through D&D, video and board games, writing, and watching videos online. I just have to be careful I’m not scrolling on Twitch or TikTok too late at night! If you have more questions, I would love to hear from you and see how I might help. I even have some reduced-rate slots available.