God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Serenity Prayer
I believe that every human being has the capability of being their greatest self, only if enforced by their own integrity (i.e. their choices), or being their own greatest enemy. I firmly believe that working with clients, and not for them, on a person centered level allows for advocacy to transform into empowerment. It is then, through practicing the principles of existentialism (where individuals have free will, and with that, being responsible for creating their own purpose and meaning in life), that I hope to assist in healing and transformation.
Throughout my career, I have worked with adult male and female clients struggling with domestic violence, homelessness, substance and alcohol use, criminal behaviors, legal issues and concerns, Anxiety, Depression, and some diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. I have seen these clients in environments such as jails, rehabs, and outpatient facilities; where individuals struggle with ambivalence, readiness to change or commitment to the actions that will help their life recover from their circumstances. It has been through working with these clients that I believe there is a world of healthier and happier wellness, while also finding acceptance in clients just for being here on this Earth.