Healing and change arise from the relationships I form with my clients. I approach therapy—individual, couple, and family—with the goal of cultivating five elements I believe to be essential to healthy relationships:
Positive Regard: There are times when we need help to cope with troubling thoughts, emotions, and difficulties with those whom we love the most. Therapy is a place where you will not be judged. Above all else, I will appreciate, respect and care for you as a person.
Trust: I strive to make therapy a place where you feel safe to be vulnerable. You can be assured that, at all junctures, I will have your best interest in mind. I will keep our discussions in confidence, and I will support you as you work towards contentment with yourself and your relationships.
Communication:I work to maintain transparency about all aspects of therapy. I will ask questions that will allow me to learn more about your perspectives and how you understand the challenges you face. I will also help you to learn new ways of communicating that will enhance your progress and improve your interactions with others.
Effort: Relationships require work. My goal is to “meet you where you are”, and to help you to navigate through the difficulties you are facing. There are many tools I may draw from to help you learn ways to get the maximum benefit from the effort you invest..
Hope: In the face of difficulties, people may feel discouraged and uncertain that change is possible. I believe that as we learn how to to change our circumstances and over come our difficulties, we are empowered to experience healing, transformation and ultimate success.