Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Grief is ever-present within our lives. Whether it’s an abrupt shift in our daily routine, a noticeable difference within ourselves, or a transition of our career, we experience it. We feel it after a change in our relationship, the loss of a pet, or, a heartbreaking death of a loved one. All change results in loss of some sort, and that which accompanies it, is grief. Grief can leave us feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and scared. We feel exposed and vulnerable. We begin to question ourselves and the world we are in. Whatever your grief, know that I will honor it.
The world is a more complicated place to live. I think those seeking therapy are trying to make sense of a world in which the rules have changed. Clients want a therapist who has experienced life, is human and can teach without preaching. I believe clients want to feel better, want to make sense of their past, not be buried or defined by it.Clients deserve a therapist who can create a safe, non judgmental environment to explore. They deserve a therapist who can foster trust in themselves, who will push but with compassion and safety.
I am dedicated to walking alongside young men as they navigate their shame, guilt and insecurity about their compulsive and addictive behaviors. I am determined to help this underserved population find direction and intentionality in their lives.
Whether you are entering therapy with a clear vision of what you are looking for or are more uncertain of your goals, I will work with you to come up with strategies for growth and the development of optimal emotional health and functioning. I believe that healing occurs through the process of building a trusting therapeutic relationship. By creating a safe and confidential environment I will help you to better understand patterns (which are often outside of your awareness) that lead to emotional distress. Recognition of these patterns empowers you to make choices that can lead to life long change.
I can help you develop the healthiest lifestyle possible for You. Learn to live with calm and courage. Rather than the -anxiety makes you afraid of living and depression takes you out of living- lifestyle. I believe that optimum mental health is for everyone.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I have been working in the mental health field for the past 8 years. I am a firm believer that, with the right guidance, each individual is capable of reaching their potential and actualizing their best self. I am known for my empathic approach and insightful feedback. Some of the modalities I use are cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered approach, strength-based, play-therapy, internal family systems, and narrative therapy. I also use a culturally responsive approach to incorporate the client's cultural background and uniqueness.
Self-doubt, painful memories and worries about the future are making your life feel difficult and exhausting. There are important changes you want to make but you don’t know how or where to begin. While it may not seem this way right now, you are not alone. Your struggles are more common than you might imagine. I will collaborate with you to identify beliefs and behaviors that are interfering with how you want your life to be. In our first few sessions, we will work together to construct meaningful, measurable goals and a plan for how I can best assist you in getting there.
I believe personal agency is key to finding meaning in distressing scenarios and growing from them. I use both Existential and solution-oriented approaches when engaging with clients and provide individuals, couples, and families with tools for self-awareness and self-empowerment through a mixture of theoretical models tailored to the client’s strengths and needs. I work to help clients establish more adaptive patterns of thinking with humor, empathy, and respect. While I will explore root causes of issues, I emphasize the importance of personal growth and identifying personal strengths.
While we are capable of managing a lot, sometimes we may feel too sad, too scared, too tired, or too lonely. This can make having a relationship, family, school, work, or just living that much more overwhelming. Life is also full of surprises and you might be going through changes that feel too daunting or even devastating. You might have struggled for a long time or just recently. Despite your best effort, you still feel quite stuck, helpless, confused, or frustrated. You might even know what you need or want to do differently, but not so sure about where or how to start. This is a great start and I am so glad we found each other.