My counseling practice focuses on life challenges faced by both children and adults.
As a therapist with a background in clinical social work and education, I address clients from a humanistic point of view, which means: You are the expert in your own life.
You are inherently well, but may be having thoughts or feelings that make you feel unwell.
You and your problems are not the same.
Depression, anxiety, family and relationship conflicts, behavioral concerns, and health-related problems can all be addressed with tools that help facilitate lasting change.
I use a narrative approach to counseling whenever appropriate: we all create stories that connect the things that have happened in our lives.
So, what is your version of the story of your life? How is that version true or untrue? Could it be outdated? How is it healing you or holding you back? Using narrative tools can involve writing or speaking your story; it can also involve reading or listening to the stories of others who have had similar struggles, and considering the ways they grew, changed, or healed.
You are the author of your own life.
But the challenges you bring to therapy are not you – they are just part of the story. Just as the goal of a good writer is to portray the transformations of characters, our goal together will be for you to revise the elements of your narrative that are not working, and to create change that leads to better health and greater happiness.