Counseling is essentially a journey toward greater self knowledge, emotional intelligence, and mental health. The profession has come a long way since the days of “shrinks” hauling people away in straightjackets, and people no longer have to bear the stigma once associated with seeking help for emotional and mental suffering. In my practice, I view clients as “creative change agents” in the process of navigating challenges throughout the life span.
Clients seek counseling for many reasons, from the loss of a loved one to crippling anxiety. For some, therapy may last just a few sessions; for others it may involve years of working on deeper emotional, mental, and spiritual development.
As a therapist, I view myself as co-creator of change. My role is to help you navigate when you feel you have lost your way. I am not here to tell you what to do; rather, I work to empower you to discover what you need to do.
As the poet Mary Oliver writes, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with you one wild and precious life?”
Ultimately this is what I hope for my clients: To discover a balanced, healthy, wholehearted, and peaceful approach to living.
Individual Counseling Can Help You:
- Develop balance in your life
- Have healthier and more satisfying relationships
- Recognize your strengths and appreciate who you are
- Build resources and resilience
- Work through trauma, loss and grief
- Develop healthy boundaries
- Resolve conflicts
- Decrease anxiety and depression
- Learn how to assert yourself in healthy ways
- Connect to your heart and find more joy