I believe when healing occurs, it happens in the mind, body, and spirit. My approach to counseling is both holistic and eclectic...
I am eclectic in my approach to counseling because I understand that no single approach is right for every individual. As humans, we all have different life experiences that inform who we have become and where we are in life. Honoring this, I integrate several different counseling modalities with the goal of promoting holistic healing. How do I do this? I take everything I've learned in my years of school, independent study, and continuing education and tailor it you, creating a unique, bespoke, experience. The goal of this is to best support you, your goals, and your process.
Because I'm also a professional folklorist, I work a lot with narratives. In session, I might ask about the stories you tell yourself and the stories you want to tell yourself. I may inquire about what you want the ending to look like and what obstacles you need to overcome because I firmly believe there is always a way to turn obstacles into opportunities. Additionally, I think the stories we tell about ourselves, how we tell those stories, and what words we use can be indicative of our internal state.
My goal as your counselor is simple. First, I want to work myself out of a job. This means I’m going to work hard to help you reach both your personal goals and optimum health. Second, I want to empower you with the knowledge and tools to enrich your life. Third, I’m going to continue to work hard to create as safe a space as possible for you in my office.
No matter who you are, how you identify, the communities you belong to, or how you walk in present world, there is space for you and your healing here.
If you're ready to begin your counseling journey, call or email today.