What is Counseling?
I believe counseling is a personal journey into self-awareness, and gaining self-understanding through introspection. I believe we are inherently gifted with the answers we seek, but sometimes we need assistance in where to look. My role in your counseling process is to assist in guiding you on your journey in a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental environment. Know that I cannot do your work for you, I am merely a guide and facilitator for change. This process is an opportunity for healing, self-discovery, and growth. My theoretical orientation is primarily based on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT/DBT). I am also trained in Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and use this modality for deepening any healing journey. I approach each client from a holistic, integrative, and mindful perspective.
All information disclosed within our counseling sessions, and any written records generated from those sessions, are confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without your written permission. There are exceptions to confidentiality, where disclosure of certain information is required by law. We will discuss this in more detail during our intake appointment.
Like healing, the process of counseling does not come with any guarantees of a cure. What I can pledge is my commitment to offer you safe, positive support, and guidance on your healing journey, and treat you with care and respect during this process. My ultimate goal is to respect your autonomy, integrity, and authenticity in a professional, therapeutic relationship.