What is My Approach?

As an existential-humanistic counselor, I operate from the belief that all humans are capable of growth and healing. I strive to uncover this potential through fostering development of self-awareness, connection, agency, meaning, and a sense of awe. I aim to help clients listen deeply to themselves to discover stuck patterns, unowned parts of the self, unrecognized or unexpressed needs, struggles with worthiness, and barriers to living authentically. This is achieved through creating a unique and genuine relationship between myself and each client so that they can feel safe delving into the unknown together.

I believe that all people are unique, therefore therapy looks different with everyone. I enjoy bringing in whatever it is that helps a client to embrace change and explore their inner world. That may include expressive arts, music, philosophy, poetry, mindfulness, movement- you name it! In addition to Existential Humanism, I draw from therapeutic techniques in Internal Family Systems,  Emotion Focused, Narrative, Solution Focused, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), and Experiential Therapies. I promise that you will not be treated as a diagnosis or collection of symptoms to be solved, but as a whole person looking to have a better and more fulfilling life.

***I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is of crucial importance, which is why I offer all potential clients a complimentary consultation to determine if my approach works for you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have at that time, or by email. If you would like more information about Existential Humanistic counseling, please follow the links below:

Psychology Today: Why See an Existential Humanistic Therapist?
Psychology Today: Who is an Existential Humanistic Therapist?
Existential Humanistic Northwest: What is Existential Humanism?