About My Clients
If you asked my current clients, they would say, “She doesn’t BS you, which creates trust and support that she wants the best for you.” I show I care but say what most clients are too scared to say themselves. I have had countless examples where at the right time and within context, I say the biggest fear. I see the client exhale because now it is out there, and the sky didn’t fall, which means maybe everything will be okay. I say the hard thing, so my clients feel free not to be tied to it.
My Background and Approach
Here’s why I became a therapist… Because I’ve been in therapy, and I know the impact it can have on your life. For me, therapy saved me from a life that I never wanted. I went to therapy when my parents divorced. My biggest thanks was having a therapist who listened to me and my feelings when that wasn’t happening in my life. I felt seen. I wish there were a better way to express it, but being seen when you are not seen in your personal life, even for an hour a week, is huge. My therapist helped me communicate my needs, and I use those skills to this day. My therapist empowered me and believed in me. That was the starting point for me to create the life I wanted and now have. The most challenging part is being vulnerable. I have been in therapy now for decades and know the stuff that gets to me. Still, it never gets easier to share or feel exposed, but it is worth it. I have benefited from vulnerability and accountability throughout my life, and it has created such a positive impact
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
If you look at my diplomas, you will see that I went to Christian schools, and I am not ashamed of that. I need faith to sleep at night knowing that bad things happen, and I can’t fix it all or control it all. I learned that even more so through 2020. I don’t have to express anything about faith in session, but I can. For my client, if they want to talk about their faith, whatever that means, I am okay with that. I want all walks of life to feel comfortable, and I don’t want anyone’s higher power and faith to be a negative or a blocking point. I want it to be another aspect or level we can talk about when needed.