My Approach to Helping
When your mind is racing it is hard to be your best self. You may struggle to sleep, concentrate or simply go about your daily life. You may feel frustrated with yourself and your reactions to others. You are not alone. Many people struggle in the same way you do, it is simply not talked about.
I work with people who are struggling to make current life decisions due to past or present barriers. Together we work toward building the confidence and peace of mind you need to meet your goals and feel happy again.
By building your foundation and skills 'toolbox' you can feel comfortable in your life. You can find your genuine self and feel confident to show it to others.
More Info About My Practice
I work with people struggling with: anxiety, women's issues, questions about their career, questions about their relationships, symptoms related to a past trauma, behaviors that interfere with relationships, depression, and general life struggles. Together we use heavily researched therapy methods like EMDR and DBT to work through old messages from the past and build the skills you need to meet your goals successfully.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Reaching out to a psychotherapist can be intimidating. You may research and avoid for months before you are ready to make the call. Maybe you have read every self-help book out there and haven't found the right answer. Maybe you just know you can't do it on your own but don't know where to go. Psychotherapy allows you to build a safe place where you can explain your deepest struggles, judgment-free. Then, you get to work with a professional to work through all the barriers that keep you from living the life you would like to live. You don't have to figure it all out yourself anymore. You can rely on someone trained who utilizes heavily researched therapeutic methods to guide you to the place you have been longing for.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Let me start by saying not everyone can say they like their job. I am pretty happy I can confidently say I like what I do. I love holding hope for people when they can't seem to find it and giving them the power to feel this hope themselves when they are ready. I love to watch the transformation that can occur through the therapeutic process so that people can be happier, more confident, and their best selves. I love to watch people become the person they weren't sure they could ever be. I have to say I have a pretty cool job and get to interact with some pretty cool people.
What Makes up a Problem?
I can't tell you how many people who tell me their problem is not "big enough" or "bad enough." That's crazy talk. Comparing your problem to other peoples who are 'worse' can keep you from gaining the skills you need to feel comfortable and confident in your life. A problem can be a recurring thought, worry, or behavior that creates barriers to you meeting your goals. We all have something from our past or present lives that keeps us feeling bogged down. Working through this is therapy can give you the strength you need to strive.