My approach is person centered...I have experience with CBT, Art Therapy, Accelerated Resolution therapy, Music Therapy, and an array of others...my goal is to tailor my therapy to what ever it is you need as a person. That comes with a combination of my training and my own intuitive, empathic nature. I have an extensive history of working with sexual abuse trauma survivors and those that have experienced PTSD. My goal is to give you a safe place to be yourself...and give you tools to help you live in that alignment in all areas of your life. I see myself as a guide that has a different set of tools and lenses than you do, and my job is to share these tools to help you figure out what is working and not working in your life. My clients know that I am their advocate and want to give them a safe place to be whoever they are. I hold our space sacred so that you can explore who you want to become. Vulnerability is hard...I try to make opening up feel less scary.
I believe each of us knows our own unique path and that my job is to support others in exploring whatever that path is for their own personal development. It is not my place to judge your path, and in fact, it is my place to advocate for your right to be you...even if it is not a choice I would make for myself. I am an advocate for minority rights, basic health and physical needs being met for everyone . I believe that we each learn things in our family of origin, that ultimately we have to examine to see if those are our particular truths, or part of an ancestoral belief that no longer serves us. Ultimately, I believe that most mental health conditions, especially anxiety and depression are because we are trying to function in a worn out belief system that is not who we are, which creates a dissonance, and then impacts our mental health negatively. Through my own therapy, I learned to love me, warts and all. I hope my clients leave me with that same self love.