I have experience in working with children ages 5-18 as well as adults ages 18 and above. I have worked in foster care and adoption, community mental health and with the elderly population as well. I value the importance of taking a person-centered approach and collaborating with my clients to best meet your needs.
First, I like to build therapeutic rapport with my clients in order to create a comforting and open space. I want to ensure that you know my ethical obligation and value I place maintaining confidentiality and the integrity of my position as a counselor. I want my clients to feel comfortable sharing their current needs as well as their history in order to gather all information to best meet your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan together. I think it is important to work together as a team in treatment and to conduct check ins each session to see how you feel you are progressing or handling the goals we have established and feel confident knowing we can make adjustments to best meet your needs.
I think something that keeps clients coming back for follow up sessions is the value I place on working together and taking a person-centered approach, as well as being flexible and honoring what each client desires within their sessions. I am comfortable with different age groups and can be flexible.