About My Clients
I believe that my clients are the experts on their own lives, so my role is to help guide you to finding and harnessing your own potential. These are challenging times for many of us, and I fully appreciate the courage it takes to begin therapy and acknowledge that you are ready for professional help. I have experience working with anxiety disorders, anger management, life transitions, parenting, and relationship challenges.
My Background and Approach
I often hear clients say that they are seeking therapy to learn tools and techniques to navigate their day to day stressors, anxieties, and frustrations. A large part of therapy is getting to know your world as you see it, and then helping you to identify unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, beliefs, or relationships (with others or with yourself) that may be holding you back. Therapy varies from person-to-person, which is why I pull from a variety of techniques and interventions to fit your goals and needs. Primarily, I incorporate strategies derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commit Therapy, Behavior Modification, and Attachment Theory. I strive to maintain a personalized approach and invite all of my clients to take an active role in the pace and focus of their sessions. I truly view therapy as a partnership, and I look forward to working with you!
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that everyone has the capacity to change if given the right tools and time to do so. I acknowledge that many of our current problems are the result of our individual experiences, but also the challenges that we face as a country and world. I think that a lot of our anger and anxieties stem from our body's attempt to protect us from trauma, oppression, and discomfort. I believe that many of us have learned to adapt through avoidance, bottling up our feelings, substance use, etc., which may be why you are seeking help at this time. Just like you have learned those unhealthy patterns, I know that you can learn healthier ways of coping with pain, loss, and other difficult feelings. By working through my own anxiety disorder, I have learned to take back control over my mental health and I'd love to help you achieve the same goal!