I FEEL PRIVILEGED TO WORK WITH YOU
I feel very privileged to work with the people who pursue therapy with me. I know that talking about personal feelings, thoughts, and experiences can be tough. Therefore, I take great care to create a confidential, comfortable environment and authentic relationship. Listening carefully, I navigate sessions at a pace that seems right for each individual. This usually allows people to feel at ease opening up. Trust, compassion, respect, and non-judgment are the cornerstones of my counseling approach.
I feel that therapy is not one size fits all
As I get to know a person, I will tailor my counseling approach to their individual needs. I use techniques drawn from a number of evidence-based treatment orientations, including: person-centered, psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Brainspotting.
Working together involves collaborating to better understand and resolve challenges in a person’s life. We often uncover unhelpful behaviors or thinking patterns that are getting in the way. When we do, we determine what shifts a person can make in order to achieve the results they seek. I ask questions, listen closely, provide perspective, and give feedback. With this approach, I have witnessed people develop new insights, discover strengths, identify helpful strategies, and leverage them into effective and lasting change.
Providing therapy for young people is something that I enjoy and they usually pick up on this. When I meet with an adolescent, I aim to develop a solid connection and safe space in which he/she feels comfortable talking about issues.
Get to know me
Some of the feedback I get from people is that they appreciate that I am “open,” “real,” “responsive,” and “easy to work with.”