“You have to first get on the lifeboat before reaching out to save your loved ones from drowning.”
-Dr. Ferrante Frazier
I am often described as a warm, welcoming “old soul." I think that description is mostly true due to the unique challenges that I have survived and overcome. My life experiences have led me to become a counselor, and now that I am on the “lifeboat,” I want to reach out and help others climb aboard.
I work with children and adolescents and utilize a combination of person-centered, dialectical behavior, rational emotive, cognitive behavioral, narrative, and family systems therapies in my approach to counseling. I am aware of the uniqueness of all clients and work to adapt my approach to each individual client’s needs. My approach to counseling is always strength-based, and I respect individuals from all backgrounds. I am open-minded and understand that each client sitting across from me is a unique, cultural experience.
I see clients for a variety of reasons including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship and behavioral issues, childhood trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, emotional healing, and spiritual growth. I like to use the analogy that my clients are in the driver’s seat, and I am in the passenger seat with directions. I can help my clients navigate through their struggles and teach them valuable coping skills to apply in their lives, and my clients ultimately hold the power to change.
Whether you are treading water, on the lifeboat, or driving to your next destination, you don’t have to make the journey alone. Let’s make that journey together!