It is ok to not be ok. As we go through life, stressors increase, anxieties grow, and we can forget what it means to just be. We bring to relationships a lifetime of experiences which can hinder us or help us. Through all of this haze, we can lose sight of taking care of ourselves, understanding our needs, and making choices with those needs in mind. Being a human is a work-in-progress. I see it as an honor to stand with someone as they confront, explore, renovate, and soothe the self. With work, I believe a person can find their shine. My approach to therapy is guided by empathy, understanding, and meaning. I believe there is great power in uncovering one's meaning and purpose- through introspection and knowing the self. My priority in session is to provide a safe space for the client to feel and think- as their genuine self. I draw from humanistic/existential theories as well as a person-centered approach. Through these modalities, a client can expect to see a caring, empathetic therapist who focuses on the 'here and now' in session. I believe the client has within them the means and ability to act with their own needs in mind- to bring about change in their lives.