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I believe therapy should be a safe place to process difficult emotions with a therapist who is supportive, compassionate and able to reflect things back to you, but always in a way that is empathetic and thoughtful. I do not “drag” information out of clients and I will always tell clients during our first session that they have the right to tell me if something is too painful to talk about right now or if there are topics that they do not wish to discuss with me, and I will always respect that boundary.
I want to assist my clients in reaching their goals and making the changes they feel are necessary to improve their lives. I operate from the belief that the client is the expert in their own life, therefore; it is up the client to determine what should be discussed in our sessions and what items we will work on next. I am there as a resource to provide reflection, feedback, helpful suggestions and to help define goals. I will never tell a client what he or she should do with his or her life, but I will assist in identifying and defining what is the best option for them.
My business is called Visionary Mental Health Services, and visionary is defined as, “thinking about or planning the future with imagination and wisdom”, and I do my best to help clients do this. Therapy offers an opportunity to release the hurt and bonds of the past, while developing healing and hope for a beautiful future. It is my honor to work with clients in developing their own beautiful future, planned with imagination and wisdom.
I also tell my clients that there is no wrong or right way to do therapy because it is an individualized process that we develop collaboratively to meet their specific needs. Therapy can occur weekly, biweekly, once a month, or as needed. As our therapeutic relationship grows, we will determine together, how often a client wants and needs to attend therapy.
I practice from a variety of therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I am also a trained EMDR clinician to assist clients in working through past trauma. I also assist couples to reconnect through the use of the Gottman Method and I am trained in level 1, 2 & 3 of the Gottman Method.
If you are interested in learning more about how I may be able to assist you along your life's journey, please feel free to call or email me for more information.