It is my hope to create an authentic and accepting environment for clients to explore and express limiting beliefs, behaviors and experiences impeding personal growth. My approach is catered to each individual guiding them successfully through life’s challenges. I have 13 years’ experience working in a variety of settings assisting individuals with difficult transitions and emotional hindrances. My practice focus includes anxiety, depression, transitional situations, mood disorders, grief/loss, parenting and life coaching.
I focus on providing a goal-oriented therapeutic experience for adolescents and young adults. I have 11 years of experience working in multiple settings and am aware of the difficulties today’s young people face. During sessions together, we will set goals and develop an atmosphere of trust, in which the client will openly discuss their thoughts and feelings. I also believe input from parents is crucial to the therapeutic process. If you or your adolescent is experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, behavior problems, learning disabilities, or other struggles, I can help. Our youth are our future. I feel it is our responsibility to ensure they become responsible, well-rounded adults.
As a clinically trained therapist, it is my desire to provide my clients with the best possible counseling experience and to help them grow and mature through life’s difficult situations. I believe that the goals of therapy are unique for each person, and counseling occurs at a pace determined by the client. I provide psychotherapy for individuals dealing with a variety of disorders, relationship issues, life changes and addictive behaviors. As a therapist, I provide a space where individuals can discover the strength as they face difficult choices on their journey of growth.
I believe everyone deserves to be happy and healthy and not everyone has identical visions of happiness. I am committed to know and understand my clients for who they are and who they would like to become. The biggest source of stress and comfort are often the same thing, one’s personal relationships. Relationships are gifts that need constant nurturing in order to grow and thrive. It is my goal to bring couples and families together in a warm, judgment free environment and facilitate open communication to build healthy relationships. I work with couples/families experiencing relationship concerns as well as individuals who suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety and other social issues.
My goal as a counselor is to encourage and promote healthy families and empower individuals to find purpose and direction in their lives. My clients and I will work together to develop a set of goals and game plan for being successful. Through my nine years working with children, adolescents, couples, and families, and subsequent PhD training, I have experience navigating a variety of issues. These include: anxiety, depression, attentional concerns, and family and couples’ dynamics. Through a holistic counseling approach, I will help clients become their best self by promoting the healing, development, and integration of all aspects of one’s life.
As a therapist I am committed to assisting people who have experienced traumatic life events. My goal is to guide clients during life’s storms, to be a springboard that assists in propelling them toward a fuller, more meaningful life of their choosing. I trust my clients’ strengths and abilities to become their greatest selves through discovery of their innate self-worth. I embrace and value the uniqueness and individuality of my clients and strive to be an advocate for all. I specialize in working with individuals overcoming trauma. I look forward to assisting you in your journey to peace.
My practice is based on an empathetic, fun, non-judgmental, and motivating style. I will be the support role in your transformation process. By building trust and encouraging honesty and a friendly environment, we will reach your goals and build your inner resources. Working together, I will guide you to reach your own strength and competencies. I am bilingual (Croatian and English), and will provide a safe outlet for you to be heard, and I will work with you to help you find resolution and peace. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, and emotional and behavioral concerns to achieve resolution and peace in their lives.
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