“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open...the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”
― Virginia Satir
Our family can be a source of strength, empowerment, love, and support, but also can be a place of pain, disconnection, and misunderstanding. Families can provide both the roots to anchor us and the wings to explore our truest self. I believe that in strengthening families, each individual member as well as the relationships within the family system are improved.
When working with families in the therapy process, I seek to create an atmosphere where each member and voice is heard, celebrated, and honored. In fostering this environment, each family member has the freedom to explore themselves in the context of both “me” and “we”. I assist families in deepening their connection to one another, as well as help foster each individual member, through discovering healthy and supportive ways of interacting, as well as in creating an environment of acceptance and appreciation.