As a therapeutic mentor, I’m here to support you in attaining your goals towards independence while building a connection with me based on trust, care and depth. In my role, I generally focus on helping others with their personal, academic and career interests. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults who want to feel more productive, organized and inspired.
Young Adult Mentor
Many people find me when they lack motivation in their life, but they know it’s time to to start a job search, reinvent their relationship to coursework, or tend to self-care, I also have others who come, because they struggle socially and want help to learn how to connect with the community and develop skills for working with anxiety.
It’s also quite common to feel overwhelmed with the many facets of life. Over the past 7 years of working with people as a mentor, I’ve ve found that a part of the chaos and lack of productivity comes from a disconnection from true self. This might represent itself as an internal conflict, or an unresolved emotional issue complicating who you think you’re supposed to be.
I’m also able to connect you with community support services to ground the therapeutic goals and provide you with an organized approach to making lasting change.
The services I provide as a therapeutic mentor include Job/Career Counseling, Mindfulness Training, Life Skills Support, Academic Coaching, and Sober Coaching/Harm Reduction Skills.
Job & Career Counseling:
In order to set out on a meaningful career path, it is important to understand your values, your strengths, and what kind of lifestyle you hope to live. It might be that you are not in a place to look for a career job just yet, but desire a sense of direction. Through a process of exploration, I support people in generating career possibilities informed by who you truly are and what matters most.
I also offer plenty of practical help with developing a resume/cover letter, learning job searching techniques, interview preparation, and self-exploration through inventories & assessments.
By using mindfulness tools you can develop the ability to make highly conscious decisions about the life you most desire. Mindfulness is a broad term, however, in this context it can be utilized in a number of specific ways. For instance, if you’re very self-critical and it jeopardizes your ability to seek out job positions, mindfulness practices helps with noticing the criticism before you act so you can make choices from a more relaxed place. Another result of mindfulness practices is an increase in self-compassion which translates into improved self esteem and more functional relationships with family members, friends, and co-workers.
Life Skills Support:
Therapy is most effective when balanced with skills and habits that support healthy living. I can offer support with organization, budgeting, grocery shopping, meal planning, and nutritional awareness. I also work collaboratively with you to create exercise programs that suit your needs.
This involves working in alliance with clients to ensure that they are on track to meet their academic goals. I’m available to support you with learning disabilities and challenges with motivation. I often help students to learn time management skills, effective scheduling and develop new study habits.
Sober Support Coaching & Harm Reduction:
When needed, I work with you to decide the best approach to your substance use. If you are in need of sober living skills, I help you in integrating philosophical frameworks whether it be 12 steps or mindfulness-based relapse prevention. I also help integrate dialectical behavior therapy skills training into your daily life. If sober living is not your goal, I can help you with developing harm reduction techniques and short-term goal setting as benchmarks for progress.
"Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others." ~Brene Brown