Considering where we are in 2021 due to the pandemic that began over a year ago, having to suddenly pivot was unique. We had never been here before, therefore clients had to adjust to working from home and in some cases, becoming the teacher to their kids while being a caregiver, in some cases shifting from in-person to virtual class settings themselves. I learned that many had learned where there strengths were, yet, realizing that they needed the help in making so many adjustments rather quickly.
I want my clients to feel comfortable, welcomed, not judged during our first session. I always provide my client the opportunity to lead our first session. I want my clients to tell me their story, what brought them to needing a safe place to discuss where they are and where they would like to go during their journey.
Trust, willing to be vulnerable because in most cases, it is not easy to open up and share your inner most thoughts or experiences with someone you do not know. In my opinion, trust is a key component when establishing the therapeutic relationship.
Medical professionals' mental health
Spirituality & religion based issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
MI, LPC, 6401018273
Prior to beginning my career as a mental health professional, I worked in Human Resources and prior to HR, I was a secretary. All of my careers have been in serving and helping people. I did not realize that prior to my career change, I was already serving in the capacity of a counselor. Many times people would come to talk to me about an employment matter, yet it lead to dealing with their emotions of anxiety, loss, feelings of depression and life challenges in general. Many of my experiences in life in some way managed to bring comfort in people knowing that they are not alone. Since being a mental health professional or therapist, I find that many of the clients I treat experience, depression, anxiety, life adjustments and loss.
28491 Utica Road, Roseville, 48066, MI