My Approach to Helping
If you have found yourself here, you or someone you love are probably looking for relief. When we are stuck in feelings of grief, anger, despair, or worry we lose a sense of joy and aliveness. Therapy can be a powerful step towards healing and a more satisfying life. My passion and experience center around helping others achieve a deeper sense of clarity and balance. I am a relational therapist who brings a compassionate and discerning ear and honestly shares my perspective. I will help you connect with your core self and work with you to help you move away from trauma, depression, anxiety, and unfulfilling relationships. Therapy with me is a chance to make sense of your experiences. Together we will try new, healthier ways of being and facing your problems.
In addition to working with individuals, I help families overcome difficult situations and find their way to collaborative family connections.
Currently accepting both English and Russian speaking clients.
More Info About My Practice
The experience of working with me includes:
1. ENGAGED PRESENCE
Therapy is a vulnerable endeavor where you will, most likely, touch places that are both intense and unknown. I will make sure to follow your lead, provide a safe and supportive environment, and be engaged in the process with you every step of the way.
2. SOMATIC EXPLORATION
I will help you learn to listen to and work with your body, thus allowing you to find an effective way of releasing pockets of pain stored inside. I will also teach you methods of creating a sense of inner safety and security, by gently utilizing such techniques as grounding, body awareness, and breath work.
Whether it is an improved self-care routine or a specific way to talk to your partner, once we identify the root of the matter, I will help you come up with practical ways of addressing the issues at hand.
My Role as a Therapist
Upon scheduling your first appointment, you will be sent some forms to complete before your session. These forms will provide me with some information about you, and give you an idea of what it is like to work with me.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE WE WILL:
-Go over the forms you filled out
-Talk about what brought you to counseling
-Establish our goals for therapy
-Discuss your history, as well as any contributing factors related to your therapy goals
-If all goes well, we will then decide how often we will meet
FOR THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS YOUR JOB WOULD BE TO:
-Bring the material you want to work on
-Discuss anything that came up after the last time we met
-Talk about current events happening in your life
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
-By deepening your understanding of issues at hand
-Coming up with clear strategies of how to deal with challenges you are facing
-Identifying some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process
Keep in mind that therapy is rarely a quick fix, but rather a rich process that requires time and patience. The more actively you participate in this process, the greater the results.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
When you seek therapy you make a commitment to heal from your past, face a challenging situation and grow into a person you aspire to be. It takes self-awareness and strength to know when you need extra support and ask for a helping hand. A trained professional can help illuminate the blind spots we all inevitably have and offer a different perspective on the situation you have not considered before.
Therapy offers long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to face challenging situations, break detrimental patterns, and better your relationships. Most of us think that having a 401 (k) plan is a smart idea. It sets us up for a better, more secure future. Well, therapy is a similar investment in your emotional and relational health. In fact, it is one of the most important investments you will ever make.