As a person-centered therapist, my philosophy is that good therapy begins with developing a trusting, non-judgmental, and respectful relationship. I want my clients to feel understood and valued. I aim to be present, supportive and accepting- allowing you to just be.
I help clients reflect on both their past and present so that they may find clarity and develop a deeper understanding of what they are feeling and why. With advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy, we work together to shift and realign unhelpful cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and relational patterns. I provide a safe place for my clients to practice and refine new strategies for responding more effectively to the stressors in their lives.
While my approach to counseling is rooted in CBT and person-centered therapy, I often draw on mindfulness and other elements of dialectical behavioral therapy in my work with clients as well. I genuinely value having a collaborative and meaningful relationship with my clients and have respect for their personal values, choices, and lifestyles.
We as humans are always evolving, both as individuals and as part of something bigger than us. Therapy is not just a safe space for reflection, but it is also an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Before becoming a therapist, I was a public school teacher and I often draw upon my background in education to add a valuable psycho-educational component to therapy. Gaining an increased understanding of mental health and wellness helps us create a better road map toward being the best version of ourselves.
I work with: Adolescents, Adults
Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Women’s Issues, Domestic Violence, Grief and Loss, Relational Issues, Life Transitions, Work-Life Balance, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy