I believe life has a purpose for every individual, even in the midst of our inevitable suffering. I consider it an honor to go on a journey with my clients to help them discover their true meaning and purposes in life. I hope to foster an environment where clients feel comfortable, cared for, and heard while striving to be genuine, empathetic, warm, and client-centered.
Counseling is meant to be a collaborative process in which counselor and client walk together toward healing and mental wellness. The counseling process changes not only the client but the counselor as well. Therefore, the quality of the therapeutic alliance between counselor and client is the key to successful therapy. Everyone is unique and deserves to be treated with kindness, compassion, empathy, warmth, and acceptance. I feel it is my job as a counselor to validate your beliefs and challenge them if needed.
Change is brought about by an ongoing review of an individual’s cognitions, thoughts, beliefs, and actions. The client knows the client best and has his or her internal processes to bring about lasting change. Authentic change is brought about by a willingness to recognize pitfalls in our thinking, beliefs, and actions and act accordingly.