My approach to the therapeutic relationship is to establish a warm, collaborative, supportive, and useful relationship that helps the client meet their personal needs for emotional growth, functional relationships, and understanding their deep seated reactions to their environment. I deeply believe that all people have the capacity for growth and change; I help to meet people where they are at, without judgement, to help them overcome any barriers they are facing externally or internally. I specialize in working with adults/children on the autism spectrum, even if diagnosed much later in life.
My clinical training focused on children, youth, in conjunction with their families, dealing with severe emotional disturbances including depression, anxiety, developmental issues, behavioral issues, family/attachment issues, trauma, and other mood-related disorders. Since my graduate training years, I have intensive therapeutic experience and continuing higher education focusing on adult psychotherapy. My focus is to help clients see the world through a supportive, nurturing lens so that they can fulfill their personal goals using their own internal strengths and capabilities, while increasing self esteem and life satisfaction.
I believe that our self-identity and our interpersonal relationships are the most important things that we have as individuals. By looking at family of origins and current relationships, together we can heal past wounds and help you live life by maintaining healthy, functional, and fulfilling relationships.
The therapist works to be culturally sensitive and warmly welcomes all religions, abilities/disabilities, ethnicities, cultures, sexualities, genders, citizenship status, and ages equally. You are safe; you belong.