Your Compassionate Counselor

As a person and as a therapist, I believe strongly in showing compassion to your suffering, trauma, and emotional pain. Meaning, the emotional pain, poor decisions, guilt and shame we may experience need our attention, care, and forgiveness. Showing yourself compassion is not excusing or minimizing any mistakes or decisions that led to any suffering or emotional distress but it is deeply exploring and understanding the factors that may have contributed to your condition and to find healthy ways to deal with these issues without resorting to unhealthy and toxic behaviors to numb or to avoid the feelings. 

For many of us, we were raised to use abusive language toward ourselves in order to motivate ourselves, to correct a certain behavior that we may feel guilty about, or to show ourselves tough love. So the inner critic will take hold of the steering wheel within your life and accuse, torment, and berate you in order to help but it usually harms. Therefore,  healing, kindness,  and forgiveness of the parts of the self that still ache and still wounded is needed.

In order for me to be an effective therapist, I had to get in touch with the parts of me that were hurting and crying out for my attention and care. I had to do the work to replace my inner critics with more healing and forgiving messages.I had to stop what I was doing and invest in nurturing  and reparenting myself.  It wasn't easy and at times, the healing process was painful. But the rewards and the feeling of freedom from dysfunctional patterns of behaviors were worth it. 

My Hope for You

Every person, couple, and family who I serve through counseling is important to me and I care about your wellbeing, healing, growth, and success. I care about you and it is my hope that you will start caring and believing in yourself as much as I do. 

My hope for you is...

  • To increase your self compassion.

  • To learn how to forgive yourself.

  • To recognize the beauty, strength, talents, and gifts that are within you.

  • To make better decisions that are aligned with your values.

  • To be emotionally and physically sober.

  • To have relationships that are healthy and respect boundaries.

  • To live courageously by taking healthy risks to improve yourself. 

  • To give to others the love and the knowledge you have gained about yourself through counseling. 

  • To live a life that is worth living. 

We welcome all people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, sex, national origin, and veteran status. 

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