"We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all of our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T.S. Eliot
My role as a counselor is to be an instrument for change, to help others reach their full potential by overcoming the challenges of life however large or small. I use a person-centered approach that encompasses genuine compassion, encouragement, and kindness to facilitate growth in a more desired direction. I believe counseling is a journey embarked upon by both client and therapist that develops the clarity and acceptance needed to move forward. Oftentimes this process explores the price of self-doubt, the ability to develop increased faith, trust, and belief in oneself, as well as the importance of learning to forgive. I strive to create a sense of hope in clients and empower one to embrace the prospects of positive change and healing.
My ability to join with clients is my largest strength, to help others feel understood and validated. In addition to my training and work as a counselor, my personal and professional experience prior to entering the field of mental health has increased my capacity to relate to others in many ways and on many levels. I am aware of and value the courage it takes to make the commitment to transformation. Lao Tzu, philosopher and poet, once said a simple truth, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. As a clinician, my promise is to work side by side as I support each client in taking the first step and those following on the path of positive change.
Please call or email me for a consultation.
*** Women's Process Group ***