My approach to therapy with you is very relational and down to earth as I feel that we are all wounded on some level, seeking healing as we learn to thrive. Therapy is a tough decision, letting someone in on your deepest thoughts, darkest moments of pain, and current struggles is beyond humbling and stressful...not something we WANT to do on a weekly basis for sure. I am humbly aware that no one chooses to come to my office as "their favorite place to be" instead they are coming to heal those deepest wounds and I am simply being allowed to create the sacred space for them to do so. I have the honor of walking your path with you as you sculpt it and create it into the journey you always wanted it to be. There is a saying that sums up my approach:
As your therapist I WON'T:
Try to fix you.
Give you advice or tell you what to do.
Pretend I know more about you than you do.
Assume what is best for you/ have all the answers.
Make the hard and scary stuff go away.
As Your therapist I WILL:
Remind you that you are not broken.
Give you room to access your own wisdom.
Support you in figuring out what to do.
Recognize that you are the expert on your own life.
Remember that only you know what is best for you.
Honor that I don't know it all.
Collaborate with you on how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with.