About My Clients
I work with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, communication, and boundaries. I am a sex-positive therapist and I work with individuals to improve the expression of needs, wants, and feelings in a functional way. I strive to help people reach new understandings about themselves, and assist in the journey of self discovery. I find that problems are hardly every "one simple issue" and deserve a unique approach every time.
My Background and Approach
I have worked in crisis, hospital, and outpatient environments that have given me a diverse background in a wide range of human experiences. It is my intention to meet clients where they're at, help them figure out where they want to go, and decide how they want to get there. I focus on humanistic approaches that are geared towards giving clients ownership of their story. Sometime life can be overwhelming and we get lost in our own experience. I take influence from narrative therapy approaches to help clients gain power and rewrite their experience. Often, I am working with clients on expressing their wants, needs, and boundaries. As humans, we are looking for meaning in all experiences in life, and we assign that meaning. That assigned meaning doesn't always turn out to be completely accurate and changes how we engage with ourselves and the world around us. I work with clients to sort through assigned meaning and make sure it fits with their desires for their life.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I strive to create a warm, nonjudgemental environment, where my clients can find peace and clarity. Often people feel lost and they are looking to see the bigger picture clearly and have tools and guidance towards clear next steps. I can shine a flashlight and bring some tools to help clients feel empowered in their journey. I look for and focus on attachment issues in relationships. Often people request help with their communication issues, and yes, good communication practices will absolutely help a situation; however, you need to know what you are really trying to say and that is at the heart of the communication issue. Understanding how we relate to people and how to identify and communicate our needs in a relationship is part of having a great relationship. I assist couples in communication, trust, respect, and intimacy which is all founded in attachment.