My therapeutic relationship with you is of the utmost importance to me. I am honored that you have chosen me to walk with you on your healing journey. It is a privilege to hear your story, get to know you and explore the path to freedom with you. If you are looking for someone to "fix" you, you're in the wrong place! My role is to be a helper and facilitator of change.
My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and genuine. I will show up as a whole person and my hope for you is that you find the courage to do so as well. I will always treat you with dignity and respect. This is your right and is imperative to the counseling process as you uncover fear, pain, dysfunction, and behaviors that longer serve you.
My therapeutic approach is holistic and tailored to your individual needs. I gather information about all aspects of your health and well-being as it relates to your goals for therapy. The counseling philosophies I draw on most frequently are Family Systems Theory, Logotherapy, The Biopsychosocial Model and Lifespan Integration.
To give you a frame of reference, Family Systems' position is that, essentially, people are best understood in relationship with one another, especially in the family unit. This system is, in many ways, responsible for shaping our interactions with the world and others. Logotherapy focuses on identifying and creating meaning, purpose, and freedom in our life. It also acknowledges that as humans, we have limitations. The Biopsychosocial Model posits that genetics, personality (including mood and behavior), and social factors contribute to our health and well-being. Lastly, Lifespan Integration is a gentle, somatic (body-based) method that aims to integrate memories to promote healing, especially from trauma.
The length of counseling will be determined by your goals, progress, and desire to continue in therapy. While it is my hope that you will include me in this process, it is ultimately you who will make that decision.
If you have any questions about the counseling process, or would like to see if I am a good fit for you, please don't hesitate to contact me. I offer a free consultation to help you make that decision without any obligations. I look forward to meeting you and walking this healing journey out with you!