MY THERAPY BELIEFS
As a therapist, I recognize that connections are made and relationships defined uniquely to the people in them. I cater therapy to all relational preferences and provide a solid framework of compassion and acceptance in a safe space. Whether clients need a space to vent or are going through a rough transitional time, I am never here to minimize one’s experience or reason for seeking therapy. I provide an open-minded, non-judgmental approach, supporting clients in their personal process. I believe that clients are the experts of their lives and make it a point to honor their values working collaboratively alongside them, continuing to maintain a solid join to build therapeutic trust and rapport. Lastly, I believe a therapist should be relatable. By blending insight with humor my goal is that my clients will feel less intimidated about seeing a therapist.
COMMON TYPES OF CLIENTS I HELP
Typically I help young professionals, adolescents and couples whom are working through transitional periods and having challenges adjusting, adolescents who are navigating forming a solid sense of self at a grueling stage in life flooded with criticism, judgment and meeting expectations, and couples who present issues with communication styles and conflict, parenting stressors and other impactful events within their respective families of origin.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A THERAPIST
As a therapist, I am always learning about the human condition through the experiences of my clients. It’s a humbling experience to have the opportunity to establish a connection and build trust as the therapeutic experience unravels. I have the opportunity to relate to my clients and reassure them that every one of us has experienced anxiety, depression, transitions, grieving and loss and to never let fear, stigma, judgment or societal messages keep people from seeking the support and counsel they deserve. Therapy is a nurturing process where self-compassion and acceptance are embraced and clients are recognized as brave. It takes a lot of courage to want to improve an aspect of one’s life and tremendous growth often ensues once the commitment to therapy is made. My client’s stories influence my process. As much as clients come to shift, it’s a reciprocal process that I look forward to each session.