Where the Journey Begins
A personalized therapeutic experience, where individuals can feel comforted in sharing their life challenges with compassion and understanding. The decision to begin the process of therapy is not always the easiest, as it takes both time and energy. However, in the right therapeutic experience, clients should feel safe and supported, and met where they are at in their process of awareness and understanding.
I specialize in trauma, sexual abuse, addictions and those experiencing everyday life's challenges.
In our sessions, my role is to safely guide individuals through the process of finding those answers through personal awareness, reflection, understanding, and to identify personal strengths throughout the therapeutic journey. You can expect our sessions to include mindfulness, experiential learning, humor, strength-based exploration, and clarifying questions to assist clients through this process.
If you are ready to begin your journey through a therapeutic relationship, please call for a free individual phone consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.
Problematic behaviors are continuous problems which may be causing harm or difficulties for self, family, or those in our personal or professional circles. An individual may be aware of their problematic behaviors, and are challenged by these behaviors that are causing adverse experiences throughout their daily lives. Some may feel that their behaviors don’t have consequences on self or others, while some individuals may be willing to address their problematic behaviors. You may be contemplating how your behaviors impact you or those around you, or may feel shame and guilt for your behavior, making it difficult to see the forest through the trees. The structure of problematic behaviors is complex, and the explanation for their contributing variables is comprehensive.
Together, through individualized and compassionate exploration, we’ll create a safe and supported space where we can identify the variables contributing to the problematic behaviors, and seek awareness to how these behaviors impact us personally, as well as those around us. Through a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach and experiential learning we’ll work to improve the skills related to your interpersonal and intrapersonal needs.
One of the most difficult professions in our society today, is that of a first responder. Whether you are on the front lines, on the other end of someone experiencing a traumatic event, or compassionately caring for those who have recently experienced a life changing event, these experiences can have a cumulative affect on our minds and bodies. If left unable to explore these experiences through a safe and supported environment, some may retreat within themselves to protect those around them, some may project their fears and anxieties through outward forms of expression, and some may turn to substances to cope with the negative imagery of these events. First responders are often presumed to be able to handle these challenging events, to continue to push on without implications, or carry the risk of being stigmatized as ill-equipped to handle the job if deep interpersonal emotions are exhibited. In a safe and private setting, you can begin your healing process with a therapist who has compassion and experience working with first responders, and together we will cultivate this process through a trauma-focused and strengths-based approach.