I believe in providing counseling that is strengths-based and respectful. I am kind and compassionate with my clients. And yet, at the same time, I can also be direct and straightforward. I warmly welcome all my clients just as they are while also inviting them to change. My clients know somewhere deep inside them that it is possible for them to change, and my job is to help nurture and encourage that belief. Counseling is about exploring how past experiences are holding you back, while also helping you live more successfully in the present. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can be honest with yourself. I strive to walk beside you on your personal journey of healing, and validate your experiences of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, difficult life transitions, and relationship challenges.
The therapeutic approaches that I draw from in my work include existential/humanistic and attachment theory. I employ a wide range of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, with an emphasis on mindfulness exercises and self-care. I provide individual counseling and group therapy for adults.
At the start, I will evaluate your needs based on your history and current concerns. Next, we will develop and discuss a treatment plan to match your needs. We will review progress and outcomes along the way. During our counseling journey together, my goal is to help you gain a clear understanding of your values, interests, skills, strengths, and requirements for moving forward to live the fullest life you can imagine.
I approach my work with a social justice lens, believing everyone should have access to quality counseling services. I value each person as the unique being they are. I strive to be an ally with folks who have experienced discrimination on the personal and systemic level. As I work with clients, I’m aware of, and acknowledge, my own privilege – I keep it in the forefront of my mind and heart. Come as you are; I welcome and accept you.