My Approach


Therapy is about helping you handle change.

My goal is to personalize the process and make you as comfortable as possible. My style is your style, and we will work together to make necessary change happen. We have a mutual goal of getting you the support and help you need. That doesn't mean you won't do work - you will have homework, and I will keep you accountable for going through the process, but I will adapt your plan to meet your style and needs and keep it as fun as possible.

I'm in it with you.


 
Research around behavior change shows that motivation is a dynamic state that can be influenced. Using the stages of change as a framework, motivational interviewing is a technique used to help you through ambivalence and into action.

Research around behavior change shows that motivation is a dynamic state that can be influenced. Using the stages of change as a framework, motivational interviewing is a technique used to help you through ambivalence and into action.

Motivational Interviewing

I have always deeply valued human connection. Meaningful connection must come from a place of authenticity and compassion. I can offer you support and guidance so that you can discover the solutions within yourself.

I have always deeply valued human connection. Meaningful connection must come from a place of authenticity and compassion. I can offer you support and guidance so that you can discover the solutions within yourself.

Connection

The brain is complex. Trauma and disorders within the brain can alter behavior and cognitive function. I work from an approach that tries to understand how your brain structures and systems relate to behavior and thinking.

The brain is complex. Trauma and disorders within the brain can alter behavior and cognitive function. I work from an approach that tries to understand how your brain structures and systems relate to behavior and thinking.

Neuropsychology

My aim is to help you grow in a positive manner over your life span. All of your unique life experiences combine to tell how you make sense of your life experiences and transitions and how you deal with the changes and challenges of each life period. You built strengths through this process but may have some blind spots, or lack of awareness of the thoughts and feelings that keep you from living life to the fullest.

My aim is to help you grow in a positive manner over your life span. All of your unique life experiences combine to tell how you make sense of your life experiences and transitions and how you deal with the changes and challenges of each life period. You built strengths through this process but may have some blind spots, or lack of awareness of the thoughts and feelings that keep you from living life to the fullest.

Developmental

I utilize a person-centered approach, following a theory that states that each person has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change.  I trust your human potential and will provide empathy and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate change…  …but that does not mean that I won’t challenge you and bring about awareness of something you have overlooked or avoided.

I utilize a person-centered approach, following a theory that states that each person has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change.

I trust your human potential and will provide empathy and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate change…

…but that does not mean that I won’t challenge you and bring about awareness of something you have overlooked or avoided.

Person-Centered

I view counseling from a wellness approach instead of an illness approach. With more of a holistic approach, together we can figure out areas of your life that may need additional resources. It opens up a more creative approach into sessions and self-care practices.

I view counseling from a wellness approach instead of an illness approach. With more of a holistic approach, together we can figure out areas of your life that may need additional resources. It opens up a more creative approach into sessions and self-care practices.

Wellness and Mindfulness

We all still have things to learn. As a former teacher, I utilize psycho-education as a means to understand the process of change. Understanding what the process could look like can help normalize your experiences.

We all still have things to learn. As a former teacher, I utilize psycho-education as a means to understand the process of change. Understanding what the process could look like can help normalize your experiences.

Psychoeducation

This kind of therapy aids in development of personal coping strategies that target change for unhelpful patterns in the way you think. I will help you start (or remember how) to talk to yourself effectively and make better choices and decisions.  It will also help you build your toolkit of skills. Our skills as thinkers change over time and situations. The ability to   think   clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas is paramount to being confident in your decisions and actions.

This kind of therapy aids in development of personal coping strategies that target change for unhelpful patterns in the way you think. I will help you start (or remember how) to talk to yourself effectively and make better choices and decisions.

It will also help you build your toolkit of skills. Our skills as thinkers change over time and situations. The ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas is paramount to being confident in your decisions and actions.

Cognitive Behavioral

I utilize evidence based practices blending my experience and expertise with research driven techniques to help you develop meaningful coping skills while increasing awareness.

I utilize evidence based practices blending my experience and expertise with research driven techniques to help you develop meaningful coping skills while increasing awareness.

Evidence Based Practices