Presenting problems are often alike, but no two people are, nor are the ways people approach their difficulties. With that said, I have experience with a wide range of client issues, but I approach solutions with the individual in mind. I don’t tackle someone’s problem with a one-size-fits-all approach, but get to know my clients as unique people.
I attempt to obtain a complete picture including strengths, limitations, background, fears, insecurities, and experiences that will help me tailor a solution to the problem. Using these methods has helped me provide better therapy for all of my clients. Below are a list of issues I’m comfortable and experienced working with:
- Relationship Issues
- Emotional Abuse
- Alcohol-Related Issues
- Personal Growth & Development
- Communication/Conflict Resolution
- Anger Management
- Grief & Loss
- Spiritual Issues
- LGBTQ Issues
My philosophy and therapy techniques do not draw from an illness model, but a strength-based model. I believe we all have the inherent tools and abilities to thrive in life. Life is often difficult, but we don’t have to be taken down by what it brings and one of life’s greatest challenges and gifts is the ability to find meaning and purpose in our hardship. Learning to effectively process the painful feelings is just as important as being able to fully experience the “good” feelings.
By exploring and accepting our complete range of emotions, we stop resisting who we are. Shame and fear begin to subside while confidence and relief begin to emerge. The benefits of individual therapy help promote well-being and couples counseling instills insight into the unhealthy dynamic a couple is perpetuating. No person is broken or needs to be fixed, but only rediscovered.