My Approach to Helping
"When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time." Rachel Remen
Many times anxiety, fear, depression, and anger can get in the way of living a life you desire. Being overwhelmed and stressed can make it difficult to feel connected in your relationships, leading you to feel isolated and alone. Therapy can provide a safe space for you to work through life's difficulties. I am passionate about helping people identify their values so they can work on living a life they desire, despite challenges. It is a true privilege to be able to walk alongside people during their most difficult moments and work with them to create hope for healing and positive change.
Please visit my website or call me for a free 15 minute phone consultation to learn more about how I can help.
More Info About My Practice
I specialize in three primary areas. One of my specialities is women's issues. Life's challenges can uniquely impact women and I love to help women find their voice and live their values despite their struggles. Many pregnant or new moms struggle with feeling depressed or anxious and feel terrified it will never change. Other women struggle with infertility or have difficulty with the transition around menopause.
Couples therapy is another specialty area. Many couples find communication difficult and feel like they have lost the intimacy in their relationship. They barely recognize their partner and have a hard time remembering how they fell in love. I enjoy helping couples rediscover their connection and providing them with skills for a strong relationship. Premarital counseling can be incredibly valuable in setting up a strong foundation.
My third primary area of speciality is trauma recovery. Trauma can leave some people feeling disconnected, anxious, and lost. I work with people to help them reconnect to themselves and to life after a trauma.
I also offer pre-surgical psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery candidates.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
During the free initial 15-minute phone consultation, I typically hear a little about the struggles and concerns you are experiencing. We will talk about how therapy may be helpful and then if mutually desired, an intake appointment will be scheduled. During the intake, paperwork is reviewed, additional life history is collected, and your current struggles are discussed in more detail. Near the end of the intake we will discuss goals and to begin to collaborate on a roadmap to help you reach your goals.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Seeking help is difficult and is courageous. I encourage you to look at therapy as an investment of your time, energy, and money. It can be beneficial to think about what you might stand to gain from therapy, as well as what the costs to not engaging in therapy might be (i.e. emotional, social, financial). As an investment in your health and wellness, it is important you find a therapist that is a good fit. While therapy is hard work and difficult, it is important that therapy is helping you reach your goals. Decades of research has shown therapy to be beneficial in promoting health and wellness.