I use my 14 years of experience in working with mental health and substance abuse to help clients learn to recognize ineffective coping skills and behaviors and then work together to develop new, more effective coping skills.
I try to be as personable as I can be. I don’t like to use big “professional” words that may not make sense to you. I want our conversation to be like a conversation that you have with a friend. We may laugh together. I may challenge you, but I’ll always be kind to you.
I feel like clients keep coming back to me because I make them feel comfortable in session and I don’t act like I know more than them. I feel like I make clients feel like we are working on the problem together – not me giving them orders while I do nothing. It’s a team effort in my office.