My Approach to Therapy
My theoretical orientation and approach to therapy is rooted in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories. This means we may explore past experiences and how they inform your present-day world view, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We will also look at your patterns of thinking and how they may be influencing your perceptions and reactions to your life experiences.
I enjoy teaching my clients about mindfulness and meditation and the practical application for everyday life; believing that we can all benefit from being more aware and present to our lives.
For those struggling with grief and loss, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where one's grief can be witnessed and expressed. If you are interested in exploring your spirituality or integrating your spiritual beliefs into our sessions, I am a certified Pastoral Counselor.
I like to think I have a sense of humor and feel humor is a helpful, therapeutic tool when used appropriately.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative experience. You, the client, choose the path we go down. Sometimes my role is to listen and support. Other times, I may be more direct; teaching you new skills and helping you practice them. Having a safe space to talk about and process your thoughts and feelings can be extremely therapeutic. In addition to providing this space, we will work on the "Now What?"...developing the skills and confidence needed to step on the path to a happier, healthier You!