My Approach to Helping
I believe that sharing your story with somebody is the first step towards creating meaningful and lasting change. In therapy, I respect you and your story first and foremost, and endeavor to listen thoughtfully and support you on your journey towards healing. I see therapy as an opportunity to work with you to make sense of situations, develop skills, create healthier relationships, and improve general well being.
I strive to help you become more connected to yourself, so you can connect more authentically to others. In the room I offer people a warm and inviting space to safely discuss their struggles and integrate the various aspects of their lives and relationships.
I am primarily a relational therapist, meaning that I hold the relationship between you and me as the most important aspect of therapy. I hope to collaborate with you to ensure that our work together is helpful to you.
More Info About My Practice
I often work with people addressing the following issues: anxiety, managing stress, relationship and couple issues, communication and intimacy, depression, life transitions and adjusting to change, body image, childhood and family pain and struggles.
I am particularly passionate about working with individuals and couples around a range of relationship issues, including communication and intimacy, and have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love getting to know people and listening to their stories. My favorite part about being a psychotherapist is that I never know what to expect because everyone is unique and has their own way of being and healing. I get to use my training, knowledge, and skills to inform my work but ultimately the growth and change comes from my relationship with each individual. Being a psychotherapist is dynamic and exciting, and I get to meet incredible people along the way.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I feel passionate about psychotherapy because I have seen personally how therapy can improve a person's life. In my own therapy I have improved my own mental health, learned about myself, and have become more connected to myself and other's, and I believe these struggles and experiences in therapy have made me a better therapist. I know firsthand how scary it can be to begin therapy, how difficult the process can be, and the incredible growth that can come from it.