“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
While I believe in our innate capacity to move in the direction of growth and healing on our own, sometimes it seems that we get stuck. By remaining curious about the whole picture of your life, such as your strengths, relationships, values, personality and upbringing, we can understand the parts that are impacting your struggles. It can bring about a sense of relief to gain a new perspective on ourselves; it can also give us power to then work on developing new beliefs and insights that help us get back on track.
As a counselor, I am grateful to be able to hold space for people who trust me enough to share their stories, thoughts, and struggles. This process can sometimes leave us feeling vulnerable and uncomfortable, but I believe it is a brave step to prioritize your mental health and wellness. I strive to meet you with kindness, warmth, and to create a space that feels safe. I promise to honor your beliefs, values, and experiences that make you unique, so that together we can safely explore your thoughts and feelings about your present and your past without fear of judgement. Because every person has different experiences and goals, I work from a range of counseling theories and interventions, which I am happy to share with you. I believe that my purpose is to help you feel heard and supported through the human and relational side of things, and to provide you with information and skills that promote healing, empowerment and resiliency and help you meet your goals. It’s also okay if you don’t even know what those are specifically.
I have experience helping people work through depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, anger, and school related and/or behavioral challenges in children, teens and adolescents. I am also passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma. This passion drives me to continue to learn about and share how trauma and stress impact our bodies, brains, thoughts and actions. If we decide to work together, we’ll work collaboratively so that the approach is comfortable and helpful, whether the counseling is for you, your child or your family.