My Approach to Helping
In my work, I aim to create an opportunity for clients to experience a relationship in which they can express themselves freely, without fear of judgment or stigma, in a space that encourages them to explore who they are and what gives their lives meaning. Engaging in that relationship means challenging ourselves to confront the things we fear, embracing our unique strengths and needs, and learning how to compassionately care for ourselves.
In this therapeutic process, my goal is to support clients wherever possible with tools backed by psychological research, while also collaborating with them to learn more about the person they are trying to become and removing the obstacles in their way. Whatever issue or problem my clients bring to session, I do my best to treat it with the gravity and respect it deserves, while also finding space for the moments of strength, celebration, and humor.
More Info About My Practice
I have experience working with individuals across a variety of age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
There are a number of ways that psychotherapy can be of help to many people. First and foremost is the opportunity to get help for the specific issue or symptom that is causing the most distress or interfering the most in your daily life. Talking through problems with an unbiased person who attempts to understand and validate your point of view helps you to feel heard, that someone else actually gets what you are going through. Therapy can also introduce you to specific techniques backed by rigorous scientific research that are likely to improve your ability to cope with an issue. There is also the opportunity to discover more about yourself in therapy: what motivates you, what holds you back, what you hope to achieve, what it means for you to make the choices you do.