Counseling Philosophy & Approach
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart… Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” ~ Carl Jung
My philosophy and belief about our selves and our abilities is quite simple...we have the strength we need to survive and thrive through most anything. I believe each of us has the inherent capacity to grow and change with the wisdom and intelligence we were born with. Rebuilding trust in ourselves and our internal sense of what is right can set the path for our healing journey.
Our brains and bodies protect us during painful or difficult events by suppressing sensations & emotions that will need to be expressed and processed in the future. We often are afraid to come back to these emotions and nurture them so instead, we do what we need to survive, often resulting in the formation of ineffective coping strategies. But it doesn’t have to always be that way... Life can be worth living when we are able to have a new understanding of ourselves and our internal world - I can be your guide and walk with you through this journey. You deserve to rejoin life.
We all experience times when we need to be reminded of our own strength and power that can help us regain control of our behaviors and emotions. We are resilient beings capable of achieving and sustaining positive change. Neuroscience research has shown us that the way we change how we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.
“Mindfulness not only makes it possible to survey our internal landscape with compassion and curiosity but can also actively steer us in the right direction for self-care.”
― Bessel A. van der Kolk
I collaborate with clients to help them rediscover their strength & courage using self-reflection, present moment experiencing, processing of traumatic memories, and celebrating triumphant victories. You will do the leading in these counseling sessions, I will support you every step of the way...you don't have to do this on your own.