Approach to Counseling

Therapy process

I recognize that everyone’s situation is unique. We are all different in the way we respond to life experiences, making us the experts of our own lives. I see myself as a collaborative partner in the therapy process with you. I make every effort to understand all aspects of your life in order to deliver you personalized treatment to maximize your chances of success. I offer compassion, safety, and connection to enhance your healing and change. I am committed to helping you build confidence in your ability to manage whatever stressors or problems that come your way. Let me support you through difficult times, help you learn the skills to increase your own self-efficacy, and build hope in order to move forward to a happier and healthier life.

Therapeutic Interventions/Modalities

I utilize a systems approach which takes into account the people and systems (culture, society, family, and other influences) that affect the individual. I believe in a therapeutic approach that is focused and driven by the individual, developing a plan of action that is not only agreeable to the client, but also realistic and achievable. Each individual is the experts of their own lives. Therefore, I apply a client centered, strengths-based method, drawing upon several therapeutic interventions/modalities in order to meet the needs of each person.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Family systems approach/Family therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma Informed Focus
  • Psycho-education
  • Community support
Additionally, I offer guidance with other tools/techniques/ skills to enhance your life