I view counseling as a collaborative relationship where I am serving the client. My belief is that clients know themselves best and they have the ability inside them to create desired change. I adapt my approach for each individual client and learn how to be the best counselor possible for that person every session.
I have worked with varying client demographics and presenting concerns with the most common concerns being trauma, anxiety, and depression. Although I have already acquired my masters degree and am a licensed counselor, I am also in the midst of pursuing a PhD in Counseling at Oakland University. I highly value the role that education can play in expanding my knowledge and experience base to best understand and come alongside my clients.
Reaching out for mental health services can carry stigma. One of my main goals with every client is to reduce potential shame and clarify misconceptions about contacting a counselor. I commend individuals for taking steps to improve their mental well-being and find it to be one of the most courageous things someone can do. Let’s get started!