Passion. Joy. Purpose.
These are the three key ingredients that I bring to my work. My approach to therapy and coaching is engaging and interactive. Research shows that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important contributor to success. Therapy should not be hard and heavy. You can not fix a problem from the same place it came from. My motto is "light and easy." We will address difficult situations and tackle great challenges together in a light and easy way. I aim to inspire my clients and more often than not my clients end up inspiring me.
I follow a learning model, not an illness model. Instead of diagnosing an illness, I will often identify an "absence of health." Conventional psychotherapy has paid too much attention to venting negative thoughts and feelings. I am an active participant in your therapy process, I will work with you to teach you specific skills, behaviors, and ways of thinking to create meaningful and lasting change in your life.
My approach includes the mind, body, and spirit. I integrate different therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, breathing and relaxation techniques, and relationship skills to meet your unique needs.