Thank you for taking your time to look into my profile. My goal as a counselor is to create a safe environment where you can talk without fear of judgment. Life is a journey with obstacles thrown at us at any moment. If you are struggling to maintain or achieve a quality of life due to emotional and/or mental distress, I'd like to join you in identifying your concern(s)/issue(s), and collaborate with you to learn and implement positive life changes, to learn and/or strengthen skills that make it difficult to face present and/or future challenges. I hope to ultimately work together towards a life where you feel safe, healthy, and positive.
I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. I believe that each individual is unique and different, that people can be faced with the same or similar situations, issues, concerns in life, but experience them differently. I believe that a genuine and honest relationship with my clients can be established, by being as objective, neutral, understanding, observant, and honest as I can be. I feel that my role as a counselor is not to be a teacher who instructs what is "right" or "wrong", what you "should" or "could", but rather someone willing to listen, brainstorm, challenge, and learn together.
My experience in counseling to present involve, addiction and recovery, LGBT concerns and issues, Career, Relationships, dual diagnoses, and overall mental health. Thank you for considering me as a counselor, I look forward to working with you.