While I enjoy working with many different types of people, my ideal client is someone who is open to exploration and can view therapy as a journey and a process, rather than quick fix. I work best with someone who can see me as a support and can partner in uncovering solutions that work best for them, rather than looking to me for total direction. I have helped individuals in successfully transitioning to the next level in their lives, increase motivation and self-esteem to improve relationships and sense of self worth, and have helped individuals establish the identity that they desire. In the past I have worked with teenagers and adults of all ages (young adults to middle aged), partnering with them on their journey of navigating relational concerns, coping with grief/lose, managing trauma, defining identities, and successfully transitioning to their next stage of life.
I find that the world carries glimpses of hope and opportunities for positive change for those who earnestly seek it. I believe in the power of vulnerability and advocate for transparency in partnerships, business, and friendships as I believe that it strengthens our connections.
Everyone is unique, and I strive to make therapy a unique experience for each person that I work with. Utilizing a "boutique style" approach, I create an affordable, creative, and collaborative practice to help others reach their full potential. While my practice is highly individualized, I often utilize strategies from Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Holistic therapy, and Logotherapy.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #149.01877 (Expires: 2019-11-30)
I've experienced issues with various forms of addiction and low self-esteem over the course of over fifteen years. This started as an eating disorder when I was eleven years old and evolved into alcohol abuse as I grew older. I saw different therapists through this time that didn't work out. With some, I wasn't comfortable opening up and, with others, I didn't feel challenged. Therefore, I didn't make much progress.
Chante stands out as a therapist since she's approachable, an attentive listener and gives thoughtful responses. I'm much more at ease with expressing myself than I have before. With my addiction issues I was used to holding a lot of things in so it was a huge relief to be open and honest and not feel judged.
Chante encourages setting goals and provides various helpful resources: books, articles, writing exercises, coping techniques, etc. I've found that the written exercises have been particularly helpful since they've helped me to identify triggers and stressors, be present in moments where I experience anxiety, find ways to cope with alcohol cravings, challenge negative beliefs and to develop assertiveness techniques. Having this homework outside of therapy has helped me to process my thoughts and to make sure that I carry our conversations from therapy to my daily life.
Chante makes me wish I found a therapist like her much sooner since she empowers me to take action and live a more fulfilling life.
What can you say about a person who takes the time to get to understand you? The patience it takes and the correct questions? The length of time where they slowly break down the comments and to ask questions gently without an upset? A caring person, one who really sees and hopes to help. This is what I have experienced. A kind and gentle person, but fully respectful of your position, your family, your struggles. A very professional person yet through this you feel the gentle hug that makes you realize you are not on your own. This has been and is my experience. Thank you.