I believe that the relationship aspect of therapy is of great importance. In order to build a strong relationship, I give attention to what is happening in the room between myself and each client. Our prior experiences and significant events greatly impact the way in which we relate to others and connect to the world. I have found that it is important to first establish trust through encouragement, collaboration, and attention to strengths and resiliency. Throughout my time in practice I have focused on trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and dissociative disorders. In therapy we will look at the ways in which these things are impacting your daily life. All of us are resilient in our own ways and it is important to acknowledge this while looking at areas in which we would like to grow and change. One of my favorite parts of therapy is learning each individual's unique story and view of the world. It takes an incredible amount of courage to make the decision to start therapy.