Your life experiences, strengths, learning styles, and goals influence my counseling approach. With that in mind, counseling techniques that I have found to be most effective are Attachment, Cultural Sensitivity, EMDR, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, Strength-Based, and Trauma-Informed therapies.
I believe that how we attached/connected with our early caregivers influences our sense of self-worthiness and value, how we connect with others, and our future relationships. Some people were fortunate to have nurturing, loving, and encouraging caregivers, caregivers who wanted to hear from them, caregivers who let them know that they were valued and worthy of love. Unfortunately, some people did not have caregivers who were loving, kind, and supportive, and as a result, developed coping mechanisms for their survival. And while these coping mechanisms served them well during their growing up years, as adults, they may no longer serve them.
Connecting with others is a basic human need. Our deepest connection is when we are in relationship with others and know that we are fine just as we are.
As your therapist, this is the connection that I want you and I to have. I will meet you wherever you are in your life with compassion, empathy, and non-judgment. My desire is to create a space for you to share whatever you are holding onto inside of you that causes you heartache.