My approach to therapy is warm, action-oriented, and solution-focused. We’ll use cognitive behavioral therapy to look at your thoughts and your emotions and learn how these impact your behaviors. I’ll work collaboratively with you to identify your goals for therapy and help you create a personalized plan to reach them.
When I first meet with you, we will sit down and assess where you are and what goals you would like to achieve in therapy. Are you looking to make a shift in your life? Do you want to learn better ways to manage stress, anxiety, or additions? Do you want to improve your relationships with others? We’ll come up with a plan that makes sure to align with your goals. We’ll also take a deep look at your strengths. I truly believe that everyone–including you!–has the knowledge and wisdom inside of them to build the life that they want. We’ll likely incorporate physical health and spirituality into our work together, too, in whatever way that means for you. Our mental health is connected to everything else we do in life–and vice versa–so it’s important to find balance and incorporate different elements that play a role in emotional well-being.
It’s important to me that we monitor progress throughout your therapy experience. We’ll use the Kip app to track symptoms, goals, and progress over time to make sure that you are getting what you want out of therapy. A great therapy experience is iterative, so I’ll check in with you to learn what is working best for you and how we can modify our work together to make it even more effective for you.
I enjoy working with people who might be dealing with depression, anxiety, or relationship concerns. I also work with individuals who may be dealing with addictions around alcohol, other substances, or even behavioral addictions and compulsions that can include internet use, food, and sex.