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“When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good!”          

–Carl Rogers, Psychologist and Author

 

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I offer a safe environment that is free from judgment. It is not uncommon in therapy to discuss painful and highly charged material, therefore highlighting the importance of having an open and trusting therapist-client relationship. Sometimes we feel stuck in our lives and do not know what is getting in our way. This dissatisfaction can manifest as a myriad of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship difficulties, or hopelessness. I enjoy interacting with my clients while engaging them in reciprocal conversation. I encourage my clients to look at alternate perspectives in hopes of gaining new insight. Once we decide on what it is you would like to achieve in therapy, I will help guide you towards your goals. In addition, we may find that your current ways of coping are no longer serving you as they have in the past. These ways of coping can include co-dependent relationships, withdrawal from others, and self-medicating with food, alcohol, or other substances. I will work with you to discover more positive and effective ways of managing the feelings triggered by past traumas, as well as everyday life stressors. It is not my practice to give advice, but rather guide you through self-discovery; you are the expert on you.