About My Clients
Sometimes a painful experience has a grip on you - so much so that you feel unable to move past it. You feel betrayed, confused, hurt, scared, desperate, or angry. You feel consumed by it, and it's affecting your relationships and your performance. You may question your life choices, and you may feel like you're at the end of your rope. What do I do now? These are difficult, vulnerable moments in your life. Seeking help is a proactive and courageous act, and I will meet you where you are at.
My Background and Approach
I know each client comes with unique needs, based on each person's rich life story. I will take time to carefully listen to the experiences you bring to the table to understand the values that are important to you, so that any resolution of the problem(s) is in alignment with your values and beliefs. We will move at the pace you feel comfortable with. A key factor in the success of therapy is the fit between you and your therapist. The trust you build with your therapist is the foundation of any progress you make. That's why I offer a free video consultation so you can experience how it feels to talk to me and see if it feels right to you. In my work with couples, I use the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, having received advanced training in both. I am also trained in Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Collaborative Therapies, but I draw on other therapy models as well to fit the unique needs and circumstances of each client.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I turned to the mental health field by way of 12 years in corporate roles unrelated to the field but always harboring a passion for psychology and understanding human relationships. I have previously spent my life in 8 cities in 5 countries and have now settled in San Antonio, TX. As a roving expat for the majority of my life from a young age, I am used to having to start a new life every few years. I am accustomed to entering unfamiliar worlds, slowly learning the local language, customs, norms, and values - and trying to find common ground and build points of connection. I bring this same mentality to the therapy room. I am mindful that I am entering the client's world and context that are shaped by unique life experiences and belief system, and I aim to be a respectful and non-judgmental observer, while trying to see the world through your eyes.