A subset of Humanistic Therapy; Person-Centered Therapy relies on the relationship between you and me to help you rediscover your true identity. I do not find that judging you for your actions will help you in any way. Only through support and empathy can you really discover your true self.
Using Humanistic therapy, I don't just treat your symptoms. I view you as entire person with thoughts, feelings, experiences, social connections, spirituality, sexuality, etc. Often, the problems we regularly face are not isolated to just one area of our life. We are complex beings and the issues we face are too.
In our society, we are always looking at what comes next instead of looking at what is right in front of us. This can put us in a constant state of worry, responsibility, and pressure to achieve impossible life goals. Using mindfulness-based behaviors, I help people become more aware of the present moments; spending time with loved ones, checking in with oneself, or simply enjoying a beautiful day outside. Mindfulness is a powerful tool for us to achieve joy and happiness.
I believe that we are all seeking to learn and grow as humans. A passion I have is helping people learn how they can find growth through negative experiences. I feel that we often get stuck when we face these trials and tribulations, becoming unable to move through and grow from them. I help people find ways to slow life down so they can enjoy each moment, recognizing their own growth and self-fulfillment.
For the past three years, I have worked at a nonprofit organization that helps people living with a cancer diagnosis. During this time, I have worked extensively with various forms of grief. I am more than comfortable talking about death and dying as well as the unique grieving process we experience with the loss (or anticipated loss) of a loved one. I have also worked with forms of grief that are not tied to death.