About My Clients
My clients describe me as warm, empathic, supportive, direct, insightful and active in the therapy. Many of my clients are focusing to improve their lives, relationships, patterns of behavior, find new coping skills and tools, heal from past events, and better understand themselves. Whether it is anxiety, depression, substance use & addiction, trauma, stage of life or personal growth and career focus, we will find ways to navigate these challenges together and build a stronger sense of self.
My Background and Approach
I never come in with an agenda for my clients, I always try to adapt to your needs while providing insight and direction. I am honest and genuine and will also challenge you at times when appropriate to think reflectively and introspectively while working through issues to improve your overall wellness. You are the expert in your own life, but I am here to provide perspective in a non-judgmental, empathic and encouraging way. It's important to me that you value your experience in therapy and feel comfortable, so we will build a foundation together to meet your needs and explore new coping skills and tools that work for you. I utilize aspects of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, relational therapy, attachment focused therapy, as well as life coaching that best suit your needs. I assist clients in working through relational challenges by setting healthy boundaries, advocating their own needs and wants as well as learning effective communication skills.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that we as people are always evolving and there are going to hardships along the way as life happens. We all face challenges, have regrets, or perhaps feel defeated or marred by our experiences. But we also have the ability to learn and grow through these often painful or distressing experiences while becoming more resilient and empowered. I believe we can have a shift in perspective, attitude and become the people we always thought we would be. We sometimes just need a little support along the way.