Making the decision to begin your counseling journey may be scary, overwhelming, and/or potentially daunting. I hope you can take pride in taking this first step, whether it be one of many in your journey or the first opportunity in making authentic change for wholehearted living. You are brave and courageous. I strive to provide high-quality counseling services to you and your loved one as you begin the healing process during this difficult time. Thank you for being here. I look forward to beginning this journey with you and/or your loved one.
"Mental strength is not the ability to stay out of the darkness; it's the ability to sit present in the darkness knowing that the light will shine again. "
While I have received training in different treatment modalities, my conceptualization of issues is from Existential and Systems Theories, which consider the individual’s environmental layers, as well as the fundamental choice in all life’s circumstances. My treatment application is grounded in Rogerian and Existential approaches which believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and helping one transcend beyond all suffering in life by finding purpose and meaning. I firmly believe in treating you holistically as different experiences lived can become dislodged within the body and stuck and you may need more than just talk therapy.
While one modality of therapy may be beneficial for one person, you may need a different modality to reach your goals; therefore, I am willing to pull from a variety of modalities and techniques that best suit you. In addition, I offer trauma informed yoga techniques as an integrative approach to your counseling experience, if desired.