I love building therapeutic relationships. I’m a former professional theatre artist, current professional counselor, and lifelong empath.
Counselor in Kansas City, MO
Supervised by Aaron Shore, LPC
The therapeutic relationship is the most important element in creating positive change. I am Rogerian in that I believe empathy and and unconditional positive regard can do wonders all on their own. While listening is key to all forms of therapy, I believe that the quality of listening is not to be ignored. Listening with curiosity, an open-mind, and with a goal of true understanding of my client's perspectives is a Rogerian counselor's greatest asset.
Narrative Therapy views your problems not as deficiencies in who you are, but in the stories you may be telling yourself. Often times, clients come to therapy with problem-saturated stories which may contribute to symptoms of depression, anxiety, and more. Using Narrative Therapy, we can begin to unpack these stories and re-frame them in a way that serves you.
I love employing here and now awareness during sessions. Mindfulness is a wonderful invitation to connect with the present moment. It is also evidenced based for reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Mindfulness promotes grounding and is a wonderful act of self-care.
Change is hard. Major life shifts can alter our sense of who we are and where we are going. I love working with people amidst life transition. I believe times of major change are an opportunity to find meaning, connection, and a new understanding of our power. Breakups, career changes, relocations, and losses of any kind require a unique kind of support. I want to help with that.
Self-esteem can't be established until one has a strong sense of self. I love helping clients identify their unique values and supporting their unique perspectives. Therapy is a wonderful avenue to help people feel seen, heard, and understood. I hope to create an environment of acceptance so that my clients can begin to feel enthusiastic about showing up in the world.
Highly sensitive people are gifted with a double-edged sword. While they hold a unique superpower to understand the feelings and inner experiences of those around them, they can be drained by their gifts. I love helping highly sensitive people to establish healthy personal boundaries so that they can develop stronger sense of self.