My Counseling Philosophy
On the surface we are complicated and unique. We each have unique gifts and strengths. Some of us even have unique challenges. However, beneath the surface lies our innermost selves that are quite simple and similar. Most of us just want to be happy, be confident, to love and be loved, and to 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 is the road to recovery from the thoughts and behaviors that trouble us. No matter how young or old we are, we need to know and experience our worth and how to healthfully share it with others. Counseling can help us achieve our best selves.