I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where I work with my clients to meet them where they are and provide treatments that are effective and individualized. You are the expert on yourself and you already have many coping strategies and tools that can be effective in maintaining good mental health. However, the human experience is one that includes hurt, pain, disappointment, tragedy, loneliness, and despair. Sometimes you need an impartial, unbiased listening ear that can help you identify, process, and come to terms with your emotions and assist you in moving forward to live a fulfilling life. Additionally, at times we are unaware of our own patterns of behaviors that may be negatively impacting our lives and our relationships. Therapy is beneficial in encouraging acknowledgement of those behaviors and determining the best course of action to make positive changes.