I have worked with clients of diverse backgrounds for over 10 years and understand that no one is immune to suffering and that everyone experiences pain as well as triumphs throughout the course of their lives. I believe people are resilient and deserving of happiness, acceptance, peace, and fulfillment.
My mission is to provide a safe, affirming, and supportive environment for clients to tell their stories while also establishing goals and offering evidence-based interventions to provide the skills and confidence that can be helpful in order to successfully navigate the challenges life presents. My approach to therapy is founded in the value of the therapeutic relationship. I believe that each client with whom I have the honor to work with is an expert in their life and my role is to help facilitate a joint process of growth and improved functioning. I utilize an approach that is direct, collaborative, evidence-based, and appreciate the use of humor.
I believe that everyone has the ability to change and grow at any time in their lives and that there is no limit to human capacity. I believe unhealthy learned behaviors can be identified and such behaviors/patterns can be modified or replaced entirely with healthier behaviors. I strive to make each session together count and am committed to helping clients draw upon their strengths and personal experiences in order to overcome barriers and to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships.