My Approach to Helping
I view my role as a psychotherapist as both a calling and a privilege. The therapeutic relationship should create a space for trust, contemplation, hope, and change. I frequently encounter individuals who have never had the experience of being known and recognized for who they are at their core. Do you desire to become a more authentic person? Do you want to grow in your capacities for healthy work, love, and play? Together we will work to know you, gain insight into your life, seek healing for your wounds, and empower you to change.
More Info About My Practice
I am paneled with some insurance companies. Additionally, my office will assist you with submitting in-network or out-of-network claims.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
I have had the privilege and experience of watching good therapy change the lives not only of the clients who come each week, but their relationships outside of the room, too. The therapeutic experience isn't just a place to heal and grow, it is a space to push back against the cultural forces that are making us feel increasingly isolated, empty, and meaningless. In our society, there are very few processes that still encourage engagement with the inner world over the demands of the external world, practicing stillness instead of racing to the end, engaging in contemplation instead of mindless consumption, and listening to the self even through the noise of technology. Good therapy doesn't just help you feel better. It changes who you are, at your core.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Most professionals will advise you to choose someone who is passionate about helping you on your individual journey. While that's absolutely necessary, a good therapist also has to have a general passion for life! Therapy is hard work and you want a therapist that knows how to take care of him or herself. This indicates that your therapist has likely done his or her own therapy and is healthy enough to be as authentically present with you in the room as possible. Good therapists care about the work they do and will do what it takes to be healthy so they can give you what you truly need.