I believe that life is full of many challenges that wound us, stretch us, and grow us. When we are experiencing anxiety, heartache, stress, and grief, a compassionate and skilled counselor can ease the overwhelming sense of bearing those burdens alone.
It takes an incredible amount of trust to sit with someone you just met and begin the challenging task of exploring past hurts in the hope of finding freedom and healing. My hope for every client I am honored to serve is that they feel welcomed and accepted in my presence.
Sometimes life doesn’t turn out how we planned. At that point, we have the option to give up or to keep fighting. Your life is valuable. But sometimes, we need to get out of our own way to move forward.
I am passionate about creating a safe space within the counseling relationship to explore the circumstances that prompt us to reach out for help. My experience with counseling has filled me with the confidence that there is indeed hope for every person.
Going to a counselor can be pretty frightening; my goal is to make it as comfortable as possible. I believe that we all need help at times to work through difficult issues in our lives. Sometimes all it takes is a listening ear and at other times, we need to work through really painful issues.
You never thought that emotion pain could hurt so much. You feel lost and helpless. You long for any sign of hope but it’s no where to be found. You have tried talking with friends and family and though they what to help, you feel like a burden.
Self-expression isn’t just a pastime for “creative types.” It’s a need we all have and a skill that can be improved upon. Sometimes, though, our sense of self gets lost and we find that it’s hard to express feelings or needs we don’t understand.
My approach to clinical mental health counseling and psychotherapy draws from a wide variety of influences and experiences. I enjoy working with my patients to develop a relationship that enables change.