I have been working in the mental health field with children and adults for 15 years. I believe that this is my calling in life and will strive to make the counseling experience positive, enriching, and successful. I believe that counseling should be something an individual is ready for, and I believe if there is doubt, after engaging you in conversation, I can provide the reassurance that counseling will be a great help for you in the long run. I believe in educating clients with skills that will assist you in your daily routines at home, work, school and in your natural environment.
I am a believer in talk therapy, and I also have experience in incorporating music, art and play techniques with clients. I enjoy using the Solution Focused Brief Therapy technique as well, which allows individuals to examine their daily routines, to find exceptions that they feel are positive and helpful, and in turn provides them the ability to develop ways in which those exceptions can be used to accomplish an individual’s overall goals.
I believe in establishing rapport with children and families at our first meeting to ensure that I earn your trust. It is very important that my clients feel that they are in a safe environment when in session with me. I believe that I am relatable to most individuals that I work with. I believe in making it a point to validate feelings and emotions that are present during a session. I believe a big part of counseling is self-exploration. I believe that it is my job to guide you in exploring who you currently are, who you would like to become and how I can help you in identifying the changes that you want to make within yourself to get you there.