Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Hi there! Welcome, and thanks for the chance to connect. Taking the first step to find a therapist is a scared investment, one that is all about you finding someone you feel you can connect with to be fully seen and heard for exactly who you are. Because to be accepted in such a way is incredibly empowering, and you want the right fit to ensure this happens. But where to begin in a sea of profiles?!
A bit about my style begins with… Therapy too expensive? Not sure you’re ready for counseling (too many emotions, and too much crying, right?!)? What about confidentiality and opening up to a total stranger? These are some of the reasons I love what I do as a therapist as my goal is to provide space to experience that therapy can be incredibly rewarding, beneficial, affordable, and even fun.
Where we start? I meet you on the journey in the current moment, learn from your expertise in determining what you hope to accomplish, and then dive into the work with you to achieve your goal(s). Ultimately, you are the pilot and me your copilot. Together, we collaboratively review/discuss the invaluable insight you provide to help guide next steps and work together to build a tailored, supportive, therapeutic approach that helps you move in your desired direction towards a healthier, more fulfilled you.
As a marriage and family therapist (proud alum of Northcentral University, a COMAFTE accredited program for my field of study), my approach is solution-focused, and I utilize this vantage with individuals, couples, and families. We begin with something incredibly important too, that being you are not the problem. Rather, the problem is the problem. I incorporate that from session one so that we can begin to learn more about the issue, most importantly what strengths, tools, etc. can aid you in creating a new, healthier journey. As we move forward, we’ll work together, mixing in homework activities, humor, and dialogue to harness the expertise you bring to your journey.
With an undergraduate degree in recreation and park administration (former park ranger here and lover of nature), and a wealth of experience through studies on the health benefits of nature coupled with a passion for complimentary tools such as mindfulness and the Enneagram, I also enjoy weaving in engaging, hands on activities that give you the space to test out resources in day to day life that further assist you. The ability to spark joy, humor, authenticity, empathy and warmth are all traits I bring to the room with each session too.
Above all, my hope is to work myself out of a job. Yep, it’s true. Why? Because you have what it takes as the expert in your journey, and by identifying not only a new narrative but tools to support it, you will gain confidence and insight into what is needed to make the positive change you seek.
At the Scottsville Counseling Center, our mission is to provide quality, affordable mental health services for the communities we serve. We seek to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for each client built on a personal, personalized approach that offers tools and resources for achieving a new, healthier path forward. Ready to get started? Let’s connect.