There is an assortment of reasons people find themselves feeling "not good enough" and usually it is because somewhere along the way you were taught that you were not deserving of love, affection, safety, or dignity. This is often the case for queer and trans individuals, LGBTQ couples, women, and nonbinary people who grow up in a culture unfriendly to their very existence.
In addition to teaching clients new techniques and coping skills, I hope to assist my clients in healing the deep wounds at the heart of many of our distressing feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. In therapy, I hope to maintain empathetic, nonjudgemental, genuine, and curious presence in the room in order to facilitate conditions ideal for growth. When necessary, I also employ ideas and techniques from cognitive and narrative therapy to help challenge those internalized messages that keep you down.
As much as possible, I also try to reduce the client-therapist hierarchy through collaboration and empowerment.