My goal as a therapist is to help my clients find new ways to cope with intrusive, negative thoughts that seem impossible to control. Negative thoughts have a source which is usually a deep, negative belief about the self. I assist my clients realize their strengths and create new, more positive beliefs about themselves. These new beliefs can allow you to see challenges with a new perspective and by recognizing your own strengths. I aim to help my clients find ways of solving their own problems, independently, by gaining confidence in their own abilities. My approach has developed from several years of working as a substance abuse therapist and helping my clients find healthier coping skills. I have also worked as a family therapist for teenagers with behavioral issues and I believe that a person's environment and support network influence their behaviors. My approach integrates CBT, mindfulness, and holistic methods. My main goal is to provide the space to feel heard and understood.