Dr. Malec believes that clients seeking counseling services desire tools for living a better life, and she strives to provide those tools. She does not push change on clients, but rather helps them articulate how they want their lives to be, and then collaboratively sets out to put the foundation in place to create that life. Dr. Malec feels that clients gain the most from the counseling experience when they feel supported, encouraged, and understood by their therapist. The therapeutic environment provides clients the opportunity to make changes or adapt how they engage and interact in their most significant relationships. This process works best in a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space, which Dr. Malec provides. While Dr. Malec usually meets with clients in her office, she understands that in some circumstances, clients may prefer to meet in their offices, and she may be available to do so.
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