Eclectic Existential Therapist by nature; I focus on the therapeutic relationship and understanding the needs of the client.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Atlanta, GA
Supervised by Dr. David Lane, LPC, LMFT
I believe that pain is an integral part of life and acting this truth gives us an active role in our life choices. We all have had to deal with the experience of life. Understanding how to process this experience and respond in a manner of our choosing is how I empower my clients to have ownership in their life experience.
In my work with relationships, I am looking from an attachment perspective. Emotions are a highly elaborate information processing system. Our emotions are instantaneously sorting a lifetime of experience, preference, and thought to help us make decisions about the world around us. Our emotional processing system considers attachment to loved ones a matter of life and death, causing our "fight, flight" response in relationship matters.
In addition to my work as a clinician, I am a write and a professional storyteller. I have over 15 years experience with personal narrative and analyzing the human experience. I know the importance of language and having ownership of your story. Word choice and perspective matter when changing your narrative. I can assist in changing your experience through the power of that ownership.
Your relationship with your self is often the most challenging... you are hardest on yourself, have the least patience with yourself, and spend the least amount of time getting to know yourself. I take a compassionate direct approach to help the client change the way they view and engage with their inner core. This will ripple through to every other aspect of life... because how we view ourself predicts how we perceive and engage with the world around us.
I take a humanistic approach and believe in assisting the client with tools and tactics to reduce anxiety in immediate need and work on underlying issues for long-term change. Every person's situation and experiences will be different, so the tactics will be uniquely matched to the individual.
I focus on the relationship as the client and the Gottman method to help couples find each other again. In session, I take an EFT approach and help my clients reconnect attachment. I am sex-positive, kink-aware, and familiar with all types of relationships and marriages.