My Approach to Helping
My purpose as a therapist is to accompany you, as a support and guide, on your unique journey of self-discovery. The problems and concerns that motivate you to seek therapy can be seen as wake-up calls: opportunities to live the authentic, connected, wholehearted life you were meant to live. I work with you to bring a different perspective to inner and outer conflicts, helping you develop the capacity and skills you need to get more out of your life.
More Info About My Practice
My specialty is helping couples work through seemingly insurmountable challenges. I help you express and get to know your own and your partner's needs and fears more deeply with the goal of forming a stronger alliance. Like powerful magnets, committed love relationships pull from us our most deeply buried unfinished business. If you're willing to see and explore what sticks to your relational magnet, you can begin to use conflicts and heartache as rocket fuel to propel you into understanding, love and paradoxically, a safer and more passionate connection.
My Role as a Therapist
I'm here to help you enjoy your life and your relationships. Feeling better in the long-term sometimes includes temporary discomfort in the short term. Because avoidance tends to underlie the issues in our lives that lead us to seek therapy, I work with you, at your pace, to process feelings, fears, needs and internal conflicts from the past and present that may be interfering with achieving your goals.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
It's hard to ask for help. Many of us live in a larger culture that celebrates the myth of independence, where "doing it yourself" is seen as an indicator of superiority or a sign of credibility. This can undermine our wisest impulses and our own innate emotional intelligence, particularly when it comes to seeking therapy. In fact, it takes tremendous courage to embrace our full humanity and be vulnerable. If you're able to challenge the false judgements you may have internalized regarding therapy, you are well on your way to empowerment and change. You can begin to take advantage of the resources therapy offers to become truly stronger, happier and more self-determining.