I often tell clients that I imagine a small table sitting between us. You get to decide what about your life you’d like to put out on this table. We’ll consider what is working and what you would like to adjust or change. I believe people are typically doing the best they can with what they have. We develop patterns of thought and behaviors that may have been necessary or helpful at some point but may no longer serve us.
I approach our work with patience, empathy, and respect. I enjoy helping clients build self-compassion, explore personal values and boundaries and build strength in acting from your authentic values. I believe in developing a collaborative and supportive relationship with you and care deeply about our work together. I see my role in counseling as a partner, offering compassion and a safe and positive space for reflection and skill building. As a social worker, I also bring a lens of looking at broader societal and environmental factors that contribute to situations.
Whether you have been to therapy before or this is the first time you’ve ever met with a therapist, I am committed to honoring where you’ve been, where you are now and where you’d like to be. It’s really important that you feel a good fit with a therapist and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about what our work together could look like.