From beginning to end, the therapeutic process is a very personal experience. As a clinician, my practice has been built around meeting people where they are in life’s journey, and working to determine what will make them more happy, self-fulfilled and higher functioning people.
There is no magic wand that will fix someone, but know that with hard work and honesty you can empower yourself and make lasting change. I take a multifaceted approach to the therapeutic process and work to make you feel as comfortable as possible as you move toward the sometimes difficult path to growth and self-discovery. For some that may take a more self-directive approach with educational readings, and homework.
For others, it may feel more natural to talk out problems and brain-storm solutions together. Each person is unique and deserves an approach that works just for you, and it is my goal to provide you whatever tools you need to effect change in your life.
I have helped individuals and families for 15 years and during that time have helped many people deal with a wide variety of life’s issues including, depression, ADHD, eating disorders, anxiety, substance-abuse, trauma, decision-making, self-esteem, difficulty with finances, marriage, life-transitions and so many others.
My work began with individuals and families who were dealing with abuse and neglect and through this work I found that many people, from all walks of life, experience issues in relation to these themes every day. In fact, many of us do not even understand or allow ourselves to honestly assess the emotions that we deal with on a daily basis. It has become my life’s work to help people assess and address what needs to occur in their lives in order for them to learn and institute more effective and proactive coping within their lives. Beginning the process of therapy is a gift to yourself, that can help you better understand yourself, and the choices that you make. Making these changes in yourself also helps those around you.
One major thing to realize before you begin this process that you are inherently good, and not flawed, and that by accessing that in yourself which is beautiful, caring and hopeful, you will find the peace that you seek. It is incredibly important to recognize the positive attributes that you bring to your life and build on those rather than focusing on past negative behaviors. Whether therapy is a longer process for you or more of a brief intervention it is my believe that our work together can help to establish new patterns of behavior and new ways of interacting with those around you that will ultimately help you feel more in control of your life.
Whether you search for yourself or someone else today, whether you begin the therapeutic process in childhood or as an adult, I wish you luck. Please take the time to recognize that you are worthy, and deserve the best fit possible with the clinician that you choose.
Be blessed and intentional in all things.