I have observed that many people who make the courageous decision to come to a counselor feel that their old strategies are not working for them anymore. People have a tendency to feel like a failure. We as humans all face challenges during our lives.
Counseling involves teaching people new ways to communicate and relate with your family, friends and co-workers. Counseling involves learning how to be kind to yourself. We all have strengths and weaknesses. We often times don’t learn coping skills from our families. We have a tendency to develop a tunnel vision of our lives and this is when an objective, third-party can help you learn new skills and see that other options exist. When we learn to be kind and compassionate with ourselves we can be kind and compassionate to others. This shift in perspective is powerful medicine.
The following areas are just a sample of some of the challenges I can help you with.
You have, I believe, an inherent wisdom that you are able to tap into but sometimes we need guidance to understand how to interpret that knowledge.
Encouraging and compassionate interventions help people reach their full potential as human beings. We all have innate strengths we can draw on that can be used to effect positive change.
I have been in practice for almost twenty-five years. I have a holistic approach to my practice which includes examining your physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social networks. My approach encompasses both action and growth. I actively teach you better ways of interacting and reacting in your world.
I believe in order for counseling to be successful we must ‘peel back some layers’ to see why we continue to get stuck in unhealthy patterns. My intent is not to dwell on the past but to recognize that we are products of where we came from. We do have the freedom to choose where we are right now and where we want to be in the future.
I believe the therapeutic process is much more beneficial and efficient when the process is viewed as a collaboration. You and your life experiences can be your best teacher and I utilize the lessons you have learned to facilitate change.
We will work together as a team to help you gain different perspectives and solutions. I provide a safe, nurturing, compassionate and supportive environment where you will feel understood, heard and not judged.
I do not believe in a ‘one approach fits all.’ I listen deeply to your individual concerns and tailor an approach specifically geared for you. I will continue to provide you with support, compassion, acceptance and caring.
Your life can be nourishing, productive and satisfying. I consider it a privilege and an honor to assist you in your striving to gain optimal health.