My philosophy as a therapist is to meet my clients where they are, no matter what stage they are at in their journey. I believe every individual has the power within themselves to get through the challenging moments in their life, even if it at those moments of despair, it feels too overwhelming and difficult. It is in those moments that truly remarkable changes can happen. Carl Rodgers famously said, "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
In my work as a therapist, I have had the privilege of witnessing growth and perspective from clients when they are given the space to feel heard, seen, and given tools through evidence-based interventions. Traditionally in my practice, I pull from the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach, which is grounded in empirical data on its effectiveness on depression, anxiety, OCD, substance use disorders, trauma, and various others. But I also believe a "one-size-fits-all" model does not work for everyone and I am trained in other approaches as well, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based approach, attachment theory, and family systems.