My Approach to Helping
I provide psychotherapy that is compassionate. As a lifelong learner I draw from a variety of approaches to best meet your unique needs. My approach involves working together to identify and build upon your strengths as well as identify new ways to overcome challenges you face in living a more rewarding life. I will share with you feedback as well as help you to identify ways in which you may get in the way of leading a more fulfilling life.
Collaboratively, we can work together to help you distinguish between feelings and thoughts that promote growth and those that may keep moving forward. Additionally, I view increased body awareness as a major component in this pursuit.
Psychotherapy can at times be uncomfortable. This makes perfect sense. It entails becoming more open to change that while desired may also push us beyond our initial comfort zone. We will work together to help you cultivate resilience that is essential for any such challenge.
Although I have worked only with adults for the last fifteen years, I have been in practice for over thirty-five years working with adults, adolescents and children. During this time I have worked in private practice, schools, a mental health center, and psychiatric centers.
I was also on faculty part-time for twelve years in a Chicago program for students enrolled in graduate work in psychology.