As human beings, we often encounter seemingly intolerable stressors and suffer. The most challenging part of counseling can be finding a therapist that is a good fit. At The Cultivating Place, the focus will be on you.
Counseling can help if you want to: understand yourself better, seeking clarity in some areas, work through complex emotions, work through traumatic experience, challenge negative thinking patterns, learn new techniques to cope with difficult situations, and/or want personal growth. I encourage the practice of mindfulness in session. Whatever brings you to counseling, I want to meet you where you are and offer a supportive and engaged presence for self-discovery and healing with no judgement. Reaching out for help is an act of courage.
If you are seeking personal growth or to improve relationships, I invite you to contact me. I'd love to work together to create change or simply encourage you as you move through your story. We all have a story. You don't have to walk through this alone. All people are welcomed regardless of gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and abilities.
My treatment approach encourages transparency, value-driven decision making, humor, self-compassion, and acceptance. I combine clinical insight and empathy to take time to understand and work with people, recognizing the profound impact psychological distress and barriers can cause. Together we will work towards your goals.
I use an eclectic approach to therapy drawing on evidence-based techniques and client strengths. These include cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment strategies, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and client-centered direction.