Individual therapy is an opportunity to receive support during challenging times in life. People go to therapy for many reasons, but ultimately we go to therapy to change.
The point of counseling is to create positive changes as quickly as possible without feeling hurried or rushed.
Together, we’ll define the problem so you can begin to create your own personal blueprint for growth. During our sessions, I may ask you questions like:
- “What’s your definition the problem?”
- “Are there people in your life making the problem worse?”
- “Does this problem make you feel sad, mad, stuck, hopeless…or something else?”
- “What have you done so far to address the problem?”
- “What makes the problem better?”
What's neurodiversity-affirming therapy?
As a neurodiversity-affirming therapist, I recognize who you are is not a flaw or disorder that needs to be fixed. Your brain is different, not broken.
Our systems have decided neurotypical brains are the standard for mental health. This has caused great harm to neurodivergent populations, especially women.
Neurodiversity-affirming therapy is not a set of interventions, but rather an overarching philosophy that guides our work together. I won’t shove you into a neurotypical box. I will honor your life experience and act as a guide as you rewrite any false narratives that have kept you limited in life.
What happens during our first appointment?
Making the choice to begin therapy is a brave step toward being who you want to become.
During our first session together, I will ask you things like:
- "What brought you to therapy?"
- "What are some of your most distressing symptoms?"
- "How long has this been happening?"
And we’ll talk about your history including your childhood, education, relationships (family, romantic, friends), your current living situation and your career.
Our sessions will be laid back but designed for your unique needs. For women with ADHD, we will utilize a workbook written specifically to address the common stressors for women with this difference. As a therapist, I’ve found a structured approach is helpful not only to stay focused, but also because the neurodivergent brain thrives with structure.
If you're interested in whether or not we may be a good fit, click on the links below to learn more about my specialties.