When you have a visit with me, expect me to be warm, calming, genuine, humorous, and collaborative. I will walk with you in noticing your present and past challenges, and together, we will explore ways to move forward and ultimately achieve your higher goals. My goal is to help you in understanding the root causes of problematic patterns and unhelpful thinking and to develop stronger awareness and regulation of your emotions through building healthy coping skills. Two therapeutic philosophies I stand by are the concepts that our mood follows our behavior and that, in order to find balance in our lives, we must learn how to move between accepting reality as it is and changing ourselves in the hopes of better outcomes. I believe that the most important component of a working therapeutic relationship is the ability to trust and be honest with your therapist. I aim to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in exploring your concerns. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your personal goals toward feeling well again.