I am a licensed mental health counselor with close to twenty years of experience working with individuals healing from the trauma caused by interpersonal violence and abuse, as well as individuals managing depression and anxiety. I more recently have started to specialize in working with women who are managing fertility related challenges, pregnancy loss, and the stress of assisted reproductive technologies.
I believe that all people want to feel good about who they are and strive for both positive confirmation from and a connection with significant others. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a healing experience in and of itself, and through the creation of an open, honest, genuine, trusting relationship, where a person feels accepted, respected, understood and cared for, change and healing occurs. I accept my clients as important and worthy of respect and care, regardless of who they are, where they come from, and how they behave. I strive to be compassionate and treat each person whom I am privileged to help, with respect and dignity, and to honor their experiences. I believe in the importance of understanding each person and their concerns through a holistic lens; which includes understanding the interconnectedness of the emotional, physical, spiritual and environmental aspects of their lives.
In our work together, I will use a variety of techniques and strategies to help you achieve your goals. I believe the major vehicle for change is in the development and maintenance of a warm, empathic and personally involved relationship. We will engage in a process that is solution focused; action oriented; and includes a mutual identification of goals and objectives. Through support, education, skill building and coaching, I will support you to better manage the emotional, psychological and behavioral issues interfering with your daily life, relationships, and overall sense of well-being. I believe everyone is worthy of respect, kindness and love; everyone strives for connection; everyone has the power to change, even when faced with limitations of biology, personality or environment; and everyone is capable of learning new behaviors and experiencing peace and joy in their lives.