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I recognize challenges, trauma, loss, and transitions people experience can hurt, but I believe people are resilient. My approach to counseling honors your strengths. Together, we explore how you can get back on track to leading a life of courage, enthusiasm, and celebration of what matters to you.
I also believe strongly in the power of connection to others. That's why I encourage clients to participate in couples & family therapy when possible. Doing so, we can find ways of problem solving and communicating effectively as your family heals together.
Resilience happens in many ways. I've had lots of success with clients using adventure therapy and experiential activities which help clients understand one another. For example, when families I've worked with kayak together, we explore how to keep each other safe while practicing relaxation skills. When we build campfires together using flint and steel techniques, we explore how to problem solve, work through frustrations (and sometimes disappointment), and celebrate successes as a family.
If you're interested in counseling for yourself or your child, we can discuss what that would look like. My approach to counseling is highly relational in nature, but of course I understand and respect when clients have things they would like to discuss individually with a counselor. As appropriate, we can explore how to include others into the counseling relationship.
If you're working well with an individual therapist already, we can explore whether adding family adventure therapy would help you meet relational goals. I'll gladly consult with your therapist about the possibility of enhancing your treatment goals by incorporating adventure activities into your healing process. Call me to discuss options or encourage your therapist to call me so that person and I can brainstorm some ideas together. I truly enjoy working collaboratively with great therapists in our community.
Did you know telehealth can also be experiential? Part of our first session online will be putting together a virtual counseling kit complete with playing cards, your favorite photographs, odd objects that mysteriously ended up in your home, dice, pipe cleaners, and whatever else we can think of think of to make our online connection stronger.
Remember whether it's with me or another therapist, don't stay alone with what's bothering you. Pandemics and physical distancing can be difficult to navigate.