I support patients in bettering their lives and reaching their individual goals through a holistic approach targeting mind-body health.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Tempe, AZ
I believe the experience we have in the immediate moment are integral to the work we do in treatment. We will work as a team to explore thoughts, feelings, and reactions as the occur to better understand deeply rooted patterns (both positive and challenging). I am genuinely curious to understand your narrative and welcome all feedback throughout the journey.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is special because it's likely the only relationship in your life where you can focus on yourself 100%. From this approach, I do not self-disclose and I invite you to explore thoughts/feelings you experience with me in order to explore interpersonal patterns across your life. You can't offend me or hurt me because this experience isn't about me; this experience is all about you.
Society has a strict narrative on love and relationships which often includes messages of being "completed" by another person or looking to find your happiness in others. I work with patient to find completion internally and experience all emotions freely. Together, we'll explore the concept of interdependency where you can add fulfillment to others and receive support without the pressure of rescuing others from themselves.
We learn to feel safe at a young age by the nature of the relationships we have with our caregivers. Often, those relationships are unpredictable or can communicate to you that you're not OK simply the way you are. As a therapist, I work to create a safe space where you are fully accepted as you are with no expectations from me placed upon you. Through the therapeutic relationship we can address and heal attachment challenges.
We are shaped by the intersections we occupy and the larger system often has rigid ideas of what is good/bad, preferred/abhorred, normal/abnormal. With these expectations comes oppression to anyone who doesn't occupy a space as idealized. Together we'll explore how these larger systems have used power and influence to shape your intrapersonal relationship. With new insights, we'll identify your truest, authentic self.