My clients would likely say I am open-minded, down-to-earth, and empathetic. 20 years of experience have taught me that respectful understanding is key in working with clients who seek to understand their circumstances, proactively engage in their lives, and feel better. My main area of work has been supporting adolescents and adults with emotional difficulties, traumatic events, decision making, and coping skills for life transitions (school, career, "adulting”). I work in tandem with clients as they identify their challenges, needs, and goals. My approach, while kind and interactive, encourages self-reliance.