Individual Counseling Philosophy:
I believe that each client, through an awareness of themselves and their surroundings, has the ability to reach their potentials and obtain a sense of control over their lives. I take a holistic approach to counseling, incorporating a systems view that reflects on how relational and societal systems affect individuals. Through a non-judgmental and empathetically based therapeutic relationship, I work to provide guidance in the process of increasing self-awareness, practicing self-acceptance, and ultimately having the client self-reflect in a way that brings confidence in their continuing life choices and experiences.
I mainly practice from a strength-based counseling perspective with aspects of Narrative therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Feminist theories, as well as incorporating parts of ecotherapy and mindfulness based practices. I place value on an open, empathetic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, as I believe people strive in supportive and safe environments. Clients can expect to discuss aspects of identity along with the systems of power that influence our lives.
HAES (Health At Every Size)
Mental health disorders