Life is often challenging but sometimes we discover that we’re not sure where to turn or how to handle it. Those are the moments that we have a chance to reach out for help and connection. Even though that reaching out can be a small act it has an incredible potential to change your life. Therapy is a place to look honestly at the difficulties of life and to dream of a future we’d rather have and then, together, create a plan and work to bring that future into the present.
CLIENTS I WORK WITH
I am willing to work with any client and the unique set of reasons that brings that person to seek out therapy. I work with children, adolescents and adults, as individuals or couples. I enjoy working with clients who have cultures, perspectives, and faiths that are different than my own. Even if we decide that we aren’t quite the right fit I would help to connect you to someone who is.
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, shame, OCD, relational issues (familial or romantic), sexual addiction, identity formation, as well as spiritual issues. For couples I offer both pre-marital counseling (with the option to use the Prepare + Enrich Assessment) or counseling for marital/relationship problems.
Above all else I practice a relational approach to therapy. I want to have a safe, warm, and collaborative space where we can work together to bring about the changes you hope to see. I believe that our past and experiences with important people in our life influence the way we relate to others and our world. Together I trust we can come to some insight and understanding and discover new ways to relate to ourselves and to others.
WHAT TO EXPECT
It’s my hope to create a warm and safe environment in which you feel safe to share, explore, and grow. In our first meeting will cover some of the practical and legal elements of beginning therapeutic work together. Then we will take some time getting to know you and your current circumstances and experience. Once we both feel like we have a good working picture of what is going on we can begin to create a plan and goals for how we want our work together to go.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
You can either fill out the paperwork at home and bring it with you or arrive 15-20 minutes early and I will have blank copies waiting for you. To fill out the paperwork at home click the button below and select the correct paperwork for you. You can then download and print that PDF, fill it out, and bring it with you to our first meeting. If you would prefer to have me provide you copies and to fill them out at the office please make sure to arrive early so you have time to read and fill them out thoroughly.