" The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change" (Jennifer Edwards).
Life can be very stressful and scary, leading to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and worry, which often results in anxiety and depression. For the past 17 years I have worked with adults, adolescents, couples and families in both clinical and private settings. The most important part of therapy is the connection that you have with your therapist. I pride myself in my ability to connect with my clients in a warm and compassionate way. My therapy style is interactive and direct, but supportive. I approach therapy with the understanding that each person and family is unique; therefore, I tailor my approach to best meet each client's individual needs and challenges.
There is a special connection that one experiences with another when "they have walked in one's shoes". I have experienced my own therapy and can personally attest to the healing and positive changes it has attributed to my life. I believe that if you are investing time and emotional energy into therapy, then there is a strong possibility of success. It is an honor to be in a position to witness the courage, growth and healing that ocurs within the therapeutic relationship.
Many people look for happiness outside of themselves, but true happiness comes from within... ultimately, my goal is to help you achieve personal growth and increased happiness. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Together we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I am blessed to have found my passion and purpose in guiding individuals through their personal journeys and helping them to resolve their struggles.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.