Everyone is capable of change and deserves autonomy, respect, and dignity. No two people are the same and should never be treated the same. It is my job to learn about your individuality and learn what works and doesn't work. My passion for learning and listening includes sensitivity to the uniqueness of each person's history, culture, beliefs, and desires.
What to expect
I look at the whole picture instead of one specific issue. We’ll focus on overall wellness, tuning into all the different areas of life and looking for patterns that led to you seeking counseling. I often find ways to extend therapy beyond one hour a week, through setting goals and assigning activities to complete throughout the week. This is never required, however; your therapy is all about what works for you. I am simply here to help you along the way.
I’m here to listen and help you, but there is no magic solution to make everything better. Sometimes things will become more uncomfortable before they start to feel better. One of my favorite quotes is, “The only way out is through”. But remember that you aren’t going through it alone. I’ll be here with you.
I’ll do my best to ask the right questions and highlight important things you say so you can think about it, but please remember that you’ll be the one doing most of the work. You can think of me as something like an Uber driver without a navigation system; I’m here to help you get where you’d like to go, but you have to be the one to tell me where that is and we have to work together to make sure you make it there. Maybe it’s a short journey and you know where you want to go but just need assistance in getting there, or maybe it’s a longer destination and you aren’t exactly sure yet where you’d like to end or which route to take. Regardless of what you want your journey to look like, know that it will be a journey we will be on together and I look forward to being there with you.