My role as a therapist is to come along side you as a facilitator in the therapeutic journey. This may happen at different points in your life, in the marriage journey, or in various stages of family development. There are various expectations that a client may have of the outcome of therapy. The end expectation can be navigated, affirmed, or adjusted throughout the course of therapy. Your goals and desires are valid and will be respected and incorporated within the therapeutic process.
I believe in the power that comes from living out one’s authentic self and the freedom that comes from implementing perspective changes. Truth desires to be lived outwardly, it simplifies the goals and desires while perspective allows one to sit in that truth within their present reality. Together we will establish goals and objectives that are attainable and based within positive forward momentum. I love the process of sitting with a client, putting the puzzle pieces together and aiding them in positive and explorative movement.
No client left behind. If you work with me I will work with you. This job is about helping you at any stage to cross your personal finish line regardless of your level or range of mobility. Personally, my faith is the seat from which all of my compassion and grace for others derives its strength. As a Christian, I believe that one of my jobs, not only professionally but personally is to simply love and reflect compassion. I desire to reflect the nonjudgmental love and bottomless grace that God has shown me. As buried events and emotions come out into the light, they will be met with strength and compassion rooted in the grace and love that comes from my personal faith.
I require that my clients work with me, and yes there may be homework. Between sessions it is often important to take the therapeutic process into daily life. This process may require homework that enables you to begin to reach your goals and move along your personal therapeutic journey. In addition, this creates a foreseeable end to the therapeutic process which places money back into your pocket. The frequency of your therapeutic visits is negotiable, but the minimum should be one to two times a month to create consistency of affect. The sessions last for 45 minutes and can cover a wide range of personal concerns from anger and acceptance, to intimate partner concerns, to depression and borderline personality disorders. The focus is always the client because the only person you can change is yourself.
As the therapist, I bring a knowledge of therapeutic tools to the sessions that help to facilitate your personal healing and growth. My faith and interpersonal skills aid in the navigation of heart concern, wounds, and goal attainment. I desire to bring a helpful awareness and to aid in perspective shifts. As a therapist, I do not desire to impose my thoughts or beliefs on you, this is your journey. I am excited about the opportunity to aid you in living it authentically and from a well of inner strength.