"Therapy is a partnership where we collaborate to uncover your strengths and use them to overcome life's obstacles"
With her warm energy and vibrant personality, Colette fosters a safe, comfortable space where her clients feel supported and understood as their most authentic selves. Colette recognizes the magnitude of challenges that impact an individual’s mental health, and is committed to helping her clients navigate both their most difficult and most celebratory times in their lives.
Colette’s clients have described her as personable, thoughtful and reliable. She listens without judgement, and will challenge her clients where she sees fit for their growth. And of course, she always leaves room for both tears and laughter.
Colette encourages her clients to embrace their therapeutic journey as an opportunity for adventure, instead of focusing solely on the destination. She supports her clients in digging deeper into their inner selves and shining light on ideas that may have been previously unexplored. Colette helps her clients understand the root of their challenges, and empowers them to make informed and healthy choices to live the life that they want.
Colette is a firm believer that mental health should be regarded with the same level of commitment and care as physical health. She believes therapy is the ultimate investment her clients can make for their current and future selves; the affirmation that they deserve to live a life that is meaningful, fulfilling, and aligned with their values.
Colette views each of her clients from a holistic perspective, beyond what they are bringing into each session. Most importantly, Colette sees her clients as the experts of their own experience, and that their capacity for resilience and healing is already within themselves. Her job is to assist each of her clients in the discovery of these already existing capabilities.
Colette integrates a variety of modalities and therapeutic approaches, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, and is also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Through these modalities, Colette assists her clients in identifying maladaptive thought patterns, uncovering the meaning and impact of early life experiences, boundary setting, and empowered decision making. In her work, she also supports her clients in how to navigate challenges, overcome obstacles and unlock their full potential.
Colette has an extensive background in supporting individuals experiencing anything from day to day stressors, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma and loss. She understands the bravery that comes with the decision to start therapy and believes it is present in every step toward self-improvement.
Colette’s therapeutic style is non-judgemental, client-centered and collaborative. Colette is dedicated to having her clients leave their sessions not only feeling heard, but empowered and equipped to continue making progress toward the life that they want to lead outside of session.
My noise machine!
One thing you couldn't live without
Playing music that I grew up listening to during my childhood - Amy Winehouse, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, and many more!
Something that always makes you smile
Most used emoji
My hometown, San Francisco, California!
Where is your happy place?
The ability to freeze time
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Wake up, wash up, play my annual playlist (I sort my music by each year) and fit in a quick morning walk if I can!
I play guitar in my alone time to de-stress, I find it very cathartic and therapeutic.
What do you do to de-stress?
I like to use my planner to set myself up with a visual understanding of what my week looks like. I also like to go into the week with my laundry done and a clean room!
How do you set yourself up for a successful week?
Weekly deep clean, podcast walks and volunteering at my local animal shelter or community center!
Anxiety Disorders, Body Image, Career Transitions, College Students, Couples, Dating, Depression, Eating Disorders, Familial Relationships, Friendships, Grief & Loss, Health & Wellbeing, Intimacy & Sexual Concerns, LGBTQ, Life Transitions, OCD, Online Therapy, Romantic Relationships, Women's Issues
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) (Medical University of South Carolina)
CERTIFICATES AND TRAININGS