I believe that you are the expert of your own life and you know the things that you want to accomplish, however, something keeps getting in the way of being able to make it happen. You often get disappointed and feel like it is unobtainable. You do not talk about your goals and even hide your aspirations from others because you do not want them to see another thing that you don’t accomplish. It affects the way that you see yourself. It affects the thoughts that fill your mind. It affects the way that you think others see you. Sometimes all we need is someone to support us, to believe in us, and help us to see our truth. Sometimes we need help to see that it is possible and that we are capable. Sometimes we just need someone to come alongside us and cheer us on to see that things can come to fruition. Sometimes all we need is someone to believe in us and lead us to the steps to get there.
My therapy style is collaborative, solution-focused, and person-centered therapy. I believe everyone has the solution to their issues, they just need a little assistance uncovering the answers and learning how to overcome the obstacles they encounter. I enjoy working with others to help them find their value and help them know that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. I work with others to help them reveal stress management and healthy coping skills which will assist them in overcoming any challenges. The clients who appear to have success in therapy with me, come ready to work, to figure out how to move past those obstacles. My ultimate goal as a counselor is your success.
I changed my major a few times while working on my undergraduate degree as there were a number of things that caught my attention. I finally received a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Northern Arizona University. After three years of traveling the Northwest, I started working towards a Master’s in Counseling at the University of Phoenix. I finished my degree in 2008 and started my journey in counseling through Integrative Behavioral Health, which brought my love of psychology and biology together. I have a strong passion for the mind and body connection and am intrigued with how strongly they impact each other.