Strong. Caring. Good Listener. Leader. Resilient. Athletic. Helpful. Unsuspecting. Silly. Positive. Creative. Smart. Resourceful. Encouraging.
These are the frequent words that have been used to describe me both professionally and personally. As a survivor of childhood trauma and the loss of several loved ones, including my mother, I believe these characteristics are what qualify me as a solid and effective therapist with my clients who themselves identify as possessing many of the same traits.
As a practitioner, I approach client’s problems by building on what they already have a lot of- strength, positive attributes, and resourcefulness! By utilizing Positive psychology, Strength-based, and Solution-focused techniques, my clients learn to treat themselves with the same compassion they so freely offer others; they are empowered to attend to their own wants, needs, and dreams; and have an overall improved sense of self and life satisfaction.
When I am not busy loving what I do with clients through talk therapy and community workshops, I am practicing some form of self care. Not to mention, enjoying quality time my husband, two sons, friends, taking walks outdoors, enjoying various genres of music, and developing spiritually.