Mental Health Counseling
remembering to breathe
A Mindful 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
Too often we hear about mental illness portrayed with a negative bias. Why not celebrate and spread mental wellness? The stigma is dissipating and now more than ever, diverse individuals are benefitting from the therapeutic outcomes of counseling. I am a passionate advocate for mental wellness and hope to bring attention to mental health in a more positive way.
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 about showing up and feeling heard.
Therapy is a relationship built on mutual respect, collaboration and safety.
Therapy is a nonjudgmental place where change happens.
Therapy is connecting.
Therapy is allowing and forgiving.
Who I work with
I work with unique individuals who are seeking therapy because change is needed. The most common mental health disorders I work with are anxiety, depression and relationship issues. An ideal client is someone who is willing to show up and put time and energy into doing the work, even when things get challenging. I help you lean in to the areas of your life needing improvement by offering unconditional positive regard coupled with mindful practices.
How It Works
The first step is realizing that you are not alone and many healthy people seek counseling! You know yourself better than anyone, trust your gut, especially when you feel off. Whether you feel stuck, want to talk to someone after starting antidepressants or feel that an area of your life needs insight, growth or change, that is an indication talking to a mental health provider could be a positive next step.
You can contact me using the form below or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. After receiving your message, I will reach out to you with a welcome email addressing any questions you might want answered and telling you more about my practice. I also offer a complimentary 30 min. phone consultation that can be scheduled within a few days from initial contact. For more information about the phone consultation, check out the frequently asked questions (faq) page.