My Approach to Helping
Are you overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, loneliness, frustration, or worry? Maybe you feel disappointed by the way your life has turned out, or you spend much of your time worrying about the future, leaving you feeling preoccupied, disconnected, unproductive, and unable to enjoy life. Do you struggle to effectively communicate with others? Left untended, difficult feelings can intensify, resulting in angry, hurtful behavior directed at the people you love.
The good news is that you can learn communication skills. Understanding emotions, effectively listening to our feelings, and effectively managing those feelings can reconnect and strengthen our relationships, improve our decisions and choices, and increase pleasure in life.
I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist. We can work together in a collaborative, friendly relationship that enables you to set and achieve goals so you can lead a happier, more fulfilling personal and career life that aligns with your values and goals.
More Info About My Practice
I believe in the inherent value and worth of every individual, and the need for support in our lives. It takes courage and strength to seek help, and you already took this step by beginning your search here. Therapy is a personal journey and I feel honored to witness and walk this path with you.
Evening, and Saturday appointments are available.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love being available as a listening ear and sounding board for clients. So often in our society, we are not allowed to be truly transparent with our feelings, for fear of looking weak, or offending someone, or annoying others with our internal "stuff." But the beauty of counseling is that all of your "stuff" is welcome in the room. All the baggage and the judgments and the evaluations. All of the history, the traumas, the darkness. All of the laughter and joy. It's all welcome. And it's up to me as the therapist to synthesize the information you bring me... all the thoughts and feelings, all the worries and concerns, all the strengths and triumphs... into something that, together, we are able to make meaning of. This is the creative part of the counseling process. It's the spontaneous moments of putting it all together and reflecting it back to you in a way that provides perspective and insight that I most enjoy.