A Mindful Counseling Approach
Therapy is a sacred space. It is a gift that we can give ourselves no matter the suffering we have or are experiencing. It is time we set aside to get in touch with our thoughts, feelings and actions.
Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.
― Brené Brown
I am an integrative therapist and use a wide variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to help guide therapy. As a counselor, I am aware of the privilege it is to listen to your story. I am not here to judge you or your actions, rather to listen.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
― Viktor E. Frankl
What is professional counseling?
According to the American Counseling Association:
“Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. Professional counselors provide services to people of diverse backgrounds and collaborate with our clients to promote wellness and development. Professional counselors focus on strengths and what’s right, not just what’s wrong.”
How I see it
Therapy is cultivating awareness in our life.
Therapy is understanding what we can and cannot control and letting go of what no longer serves us.
Therapy is standing on sacred ground.
Therapy is a relationship built on mutual respect, collaboration and safety.
Therapy is a nonjudgmental place.
Therapy is connecting and feeling heard.