Personally and professionally, I try to approach situations with an “optimistically realistic” lens - hope for the best and prepare for reality. It is important to acknowledge that life can present all manner of obstacles, many of which are unforeseen or feel beyond our control; however, by facing these challenges from a place of strength and optimism, rather than from a place of deficit, we are better prepared to address them.
I believe in identifying strengths, engaging in perspective taking, and creating a collaborative space in which we generate solutions; develop healthier communication, personal boundaries, and coping skills; and, foster a deeper sense of self-efficacy and hope. I place a high value on maintaining authenticity, a sense of humor, and compassion in counseling.
'Fit’ is a real factor in your experience, and the therapeutic relationship you develop with your counselor is a critical component of the counseling process. I would value an opportunity to discuss your hopes/goals for counseling and see if my style is a good match for you. Please note, I only offer teletherapy (video/audio) services at this time.