Numerous research studies suggest that the most powerful predictor for a client’s treatment success in therapy is the strength of the relationship with their counselor. Not the theoretical approach of the therapist, not their certifications, not the number of plaques hanging from their walls. It’s about the quality of the relationship, the alliance, that is formed between counselor and client.
Therefore, our goal is to first build a solid foundation for therapy by strengthening our connection, our alliance. We will explore what inspired you to seek counseling, what feelings, thoughts and behaviors you have been trying to cope with and co-create meaningful goals to work toward together. I will strive to listen with compassion, seeking to better understand your experience and support you on your path toward healing and growth.