For whatever reason you are seeking therapy, I want to commend you for taking this first step. I am here for you. For me, the relationship between client and therapist is crucial. It is my goal to create a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable and cared for. To me, counseling is an embodiment of self-growth, natural development, healing, wellness, and empowerment. Being vulnerable is not easy and having a judgement-free and compassionate environment is essential for us to work together toward your therapy goals. Using a strength-based lens I love to empower my clients to help them recognize their inner strengths.
I work from a humanistic approach where I aim to understand my clients from their own intersecting identities and upbringing. I utilize a range of techniques, namely cognitive-behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy techniques so that I can blend the past with the present and begin to reframe toward the future. I work with all my clients to help improve self-esteem and begin their own journey of self-healing, growth, and acceptance. I love working with individuals and with couples. For couples, I utilize the Gottman Method as a basis for intervention, where I help each couple understand one another through their own individual perspective in order to help increase compassion and willingness to work together toward a mutual goal for the benefit of the relationship.
Whether you need help understanding your emotions or feel ready to love and accept yourself, reach out to me so we can start your journey together!