My Approach to Helping
Depression is often overwhelming. It drains us of our energy, makes the world seem bleak and hopeless, and removes the pleasure, joy, and meaning from life. When we are depressed simple things are difficult, like getting out of bed, going to work, or simply being with others. Depression erodes our self-esteem and we often end up disliking ourselves and others, and we just want to hide away. Often these symptoms cause even more depression – our withdrawal into ourselves leads to performance difficulties at school and work, and it isolates us from the very people we love and who love us.
But counseling can help. Counseling can lead us into new ways of thinking, feeling, and doing. It can increase our awareness of what we are doing to ourselves that makes an already difficult world more difficult than it has to be. Counseling can help us reclaim our strengths, improve our relationships with ourselves, and experience a greater sense of peace.
More Info About My Practice
I have been a therapist for 15 years and I understand the challenges and devastation that depression can bring. I am committed to helping each of my clients find their way into a better life. Please give me a call or email me to set up a time for us to talk to see if we are a good match for counseling.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I enjoy helping people overcome problems related to depression, despair, self-esteem, anxiety, and relationships. Our world is a stressful place, with many overwhelming demands and a cultural message that we must continually strive to improve and be successful in order to be happy. Frequently my goal is to help my clients come to a greater sense of peace with themselves for who they are, which can then lead to improvements in their ability to solve problems, their relationships, and overall emotional health and success.
I also help adults who struggle with symptoms of ADHD. Once regarded as a problem only for children and adolescents, ADHD isn't something most people grow out of and it estimated that approximately 8 million adults have significant difficulties with attention.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Being a therapist has many rewards. Every day the people who come to my office invite me on their journey through their life's difficulties. This is an awesome privilege and something that I am humbled and honored to do. And since I know firsthand our powerful resistance to change and that life is inherently difficult, it is very rewarding to see people grow, change, and overcome adversity.