My Counseling Philosophy
On the surface, we are all complicated and unique. We have unique gifts and strengths. We also have unique challenges. Beneath the surface lies our innermost selves that are quite simple and similar. Most of us just want to be happy and confident. We want to love, be loved, and have a healthy sense of pride and accomplishment. Some of us really want to stop doing the things that get in the way of our best life. Underneath all of our problematic behavior is a mistaken belief about ourselves and others. If we truly understood our worth and value, we would do things so differently. I believe finding the true self with all of its worth and value releases us from the thoughts and behaviors that trouble us. We need to experience our worth and value, so that we can healthfully share it with others.