I practice a person-centered approach in which the client is at the center of the service, involved in making decisions about their treatment and their life. My focus is on the person and their strengths, acknowledging that you are the expert in your own life. I take into account each person’s life experience, age, gender, culture, heritage, language, beliefs and identity to collaboratively develop a plan that is tailored to each person’s strengths, needs and unique circumstances to help people realize their full potential as human beings.
In addition, I work within a wellness framework, working with the whole person and not solely on the presenting issue. This framework recognizes that the dimensions of wellness: physical health, spirituality, social supports, financial wellness, occupational satisfaction, your environment in which you live and work, and mental and emotional health, are interrelated and they impact one another and each person’s overall well being. These dimensions do not have to be equally balanced. Instead, each person should strive to achieve their own authentic personal harmony.
I believe each person deserves to heal and grow. Everyone of us is worthy of doing all of the things that align with each of our visions of a meaningful life. We owe it to ourselves to flourish into our best and authentic selves.