Values and Approach
I believe that we are not broken people needing to be fixed, rather hurt people longing to be healed.
This core belief is the foundation of everything I do. Because of that I do not view my clients as wounded or weak, as a set of symptoms or a diagnosis.
Rather I see my clients as brave, courageous people with a set of inherent strengths they can utilize to heal themselves.
I don't believe it is my job to dictate, judge or fix. Instead I believe its my responsibility to create safe space, to challenge, guide and walk alongside my clients as they engage in that very work.
I believe therapy should be a collaborative, personal experience instead of a cold and sterile process. There will be laughter and tears, moments of breakthrough and moments of silence where we simply share in and observe the pain together. This is the way forward.
I do believe there is hope for every situation, and there is endless capacity for growth. I believe that trauma can be a deeply painful experience we did not choose, and yet we still have agency to heal.
Finally, I don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy or healing. I utilize a eclectic and holistic approach tailored to you and your unique set of circumstances.
Here's what I know:
Healing is hard work, but it is so, so worth it. Whether it's deeply rooted trauma or the stress of a difficult season we can work together to get unstuck, grow, and integrate all parts of the self into a cohesive narrative. At Brave Enough you will find a safe and caring place to come as you are, and a partner to help you navigate the journey.
PLEASE NOTE: all races, ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, gender identities and ability levels are welcome here. This is a non-negotiable value of BE. Any discriminatory, offensive or oppressive behavior/language will NOT be tolerated.