My goal is to create a space together where your story can be heard and honored, a space where shame and judgment do not breathe.
I believe that something powerful happens when we are seen, heard, and equipped with dignity and support. Counseling is a meaningful and transformative process that can promote healing, hope, and change as we navigate the challenges that come with being human.
I approach therapy with a couple of core beliefs. The first is that you have inherent worth and an incredible capacity for resilience, no matter who you are or where you are coming from. The second is that you do not exist in a vacuum but are continually being shaped by your past and present circumstances, relationships, and systemic contexts. As a result of these beliefs, I tend to pull from a person-centered, narrative, family systems, and attachment-focused framework. This means that the therapeutic process is centered around your story, your context, and your intersecting identities. I will utilize a variety of modalities as we work holistically towards healing and growth.
I come to A Better Way Counseling with a background in crisis response work, primarily in settings related to abuse, family violence, and psychiatric care. This has instilled a deep passion for trauma-informed care; I have seen how safety and trust within a therapeutic relationship can become a catalyst for healing and change. It is my priority that you would feel safe and empowered during our time together. It is my hope that this sense of safety and empowerment would carry into your daily life.
In the words of Maya Angelou, “there is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.” My goal is to create a space together where your story can be heard and honored, a space where shame and judgment do not breathe. I am happy to answer any questions you might have and look forward to coming alongside you in the therapeutic process.
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