Therapeutic Approach

I believe that the foundation of counseling is in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to provide a safe space free of judgment for you to share your story.

My approach is strengths-based, trauma-informed, and holistic, meaning that we will address the entirety of the person, not just the problem or issue for which you are seeking counseling. We will work together to help you learn ways to become an agent of change in your own life.

The foundation of my therapeutic approach is in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  I also incorporate somatic, experiential, and attachment-based approaches while also including components of Mindfulness into my practice. I believe that maintaining a positive regard for the client is primary, and I use curiosity about the client’s values, hopes, and dreams as a foundation for change and promotion of self-awareness.

I am dedicated to the necessary and continuous work of cultural humility.  I live and work from an anti-racist, anti-oppression, social justice framework.  I am actively working towards education and awareness of my own biases and blindspots and how that might show up in our work together.  I always encourage and appreciate feedback if you feel disrespected, dismissed, or unseen and I am committed to doing my best to meet you with openness in order to work towards repair and staying engaged in our therapeutic process.  

I also utilize adventure-based therapy and ecotherapy practices with individuals and families, facilitating experiential activities as a means for fostering cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellness and change.

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