How many times I've wished that I could wave a magic wand to help someone feel better, or figure out the answer to a tough situation. But, I have yet to discover magic… so clients have to be willing to do a bit of work with me. That said, I’ve heard from many clients that my style and approach creates a safe and relaxed space, in which sorting through their struggles can feel less like work and perhaps a bit more like a… curious adventure.
I’m pretty laid back, and it’s not hard for me to find humor in a situation or to make space for the healing aspects of laughter to enter into sessions. I like to think outside the box, so am often working with clients on shifting perspectives in order to find an alternative approach to an issue. I am also pretty talkative for a therapist, so if you’re looking for someone who just murmurs “mmm hmm” throughout the session, I may not be the right therapist for you. :)
Much of my work has taken place in a hospital ER, and all those years of working with people in crisis has taught me that there is always more to a situation… emotion… person… than meets the eye. It has also left me feeling quite comfortable in talking with clients about…. Anything. I don’t typically approach sessions in a regimented way (though I can if needed ;), instead tending toward an eclectic and flexible approach by drawing upon a variety of therapeutic principles and techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral, Client Centered, Mindfulness, Solutions Based and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I also offer the option of going for a WALK during therapy if you are so inclined! Just as every person is unique, I believe the approach to their therapy should be as well, and I always welcome any input or questions.
If you’re interested in starting a therapy ‘adventure’ with me, at whatever pace is right for you, please go to my website, www.walkwithmecounseling.org to find out more or to book an appointment.