Too often, the natural experiences of life, such as feeling pain and disappointment are perceived negatively and ultimately resisted or avoided. The avoidance of these feelings can do more harm than good, resulting in psychological suffering. My goal is for clients to feel safe and heard while in session.
I know not every client will benefit from the same type of therapy, and I embrace finding what works best for each individual. I believe in the importance of empowering clients to make their own decisions, while feeling the support of our therapeutic relationship. I focus on the person, providing guidance and support in who they are and who they want to become.
My areas of focus are in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and substance use.
I operate from an eclectic standpoint, using theoretical approaches such as Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.