I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who utilizes a client-centered approach, meaning I want to know your history, feelings and emotions, while fostering strategies for self-realization. In this way counseling becomes an assisting process, rather than dependency association. I strive for the client to find their own way, but at the same time I recognize when direction, guidance, and information are needed. The therapeutic relationship that I develop with the client is our foundation from which to build.
My counseling environment is safe, non-judgmental, confidential, and in a private setting. During a counseling session there is:
My style of counseling is empathetic, sensitive, and etiology (cause) oriented. I assist the client in looking at the root of disturbance in a non-threatening manner.
I stress mindfulness so that self-determination is a reality. Counseling may be a temporary modality to get one’s life back “on track” or it can be a more continuous process depending on the problem (s) faced and the positive responses desired and accomplished.
Life change comes with coping skills and expectations of a life in balance with self, interpersonal relationships, environment, and personal/professional/vocational assets.
I understand that it is necessary to work with a client in the “here and now” mode, focusing on the past when significant and productive, and using the present to build a stable future.
I guide the client to access their own natural and instinctive self-healing abilities.Clients need to be directed toward their strengths and capabilities. A “heal thyself” approach is the most long lasting for success.I encourage the client to build confidence, courage, and insight.
I use a combination of teaching, because of what I know professionally, admixed with the power of self-discovery.
The theories and strategies utilized in my practice are centered upon the client’s unique psychological/emotional make-up.Counseling is scientifically grounded, and in motion, depending on the client’s individual needs and responses