My Approach to Helping
What I've learned about being a therapist for over 20 years is that my knowledge and skills are important but my intuition and being a highly sensitive person is my super power. You want help from someone that gets you and understands the challenges you are facing. Getting help isn't about needing to be "fixed" it's about taking someone alongside you as you gain the understanding about yourself and your situation that you have been seeking. From the time we are kids, and all the way into adulthood, we learn positive and negative messagesbeliefs we hold about ourselves. This becomes the lens and narrative we live by. Parts of it are always negative and inaccurate. Therapy is about owning our story and deciding on a new ending. I absolutely love helping achieve this and it's an honor to sit with people through this process. If you think we might be a good fit, I'd love to hear from you!
More Info About My Practice
I work with women who are intuitive and insightful who struggle with self doubt and sabotage but desire to gain self acceptance and internal peace and as a result of our time together they step out of the viscous cycle of never feeling good enough and embrace their unique gifts.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
In order to heal, we need a safe environment with healthy boundaries and containment. A good therapist's office is the place where someone can transform their hurt, abuse, relationship struggles, addictions or name a problem into resolution. Therapists are trained in a variety of ways to give people tools and "maps" of how to get better. We all want to feel heard, understood and validated. The positive, supportive and trusting relationship with a therapist can be just what someone needs to start to feel better about themselves and learn how healthy relationships operate.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
The most important factor for therapy being successful is that you like your therapist and you have a good rapport. Since I love working with women that are insightful, wise and intuitive, we usually can tell over the phone if it's a good fit or not. However, you may need to visit the office, meet your therapist face to face and then decide. I encourage you to call a few people and see who you click with.
if a therapist doesn't call you back within 24 hours, that's a sign their practice may be too full. I only see up to 12 people a week. For me, this is the number I enjoy and I feel I can be fully available to each person I'm with. It's an ethical issue for me.
Also, I wholeheartedly believe that a therapist needs to be in therapy and doing their own "work" to be the best for the people they help. I don't want to ask someone I'm helping to do something that I"m not willing to do myself.
Money may or may not be a factor for choosing a therapist for you. Some therapist's take insurance and some are self-pay like me. The people I see don't have to come every week and we work it out so it fits in their budget. I do believe we invest in what we value. I do not take it lightly that you are investing a lot in your therapy with me. I strive to make this worth it for you on my end.
Ultimately, it's important to find the therapist that fits what you are looking for help with. There are a lot of therapists out there and some are generalists and some have a more specific focus. I think it's easier when a therapist speaks to exactly what you are searching for help with. Then you know they have what you are looking for.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Being vulnerable and visible is hard for most if not all of us. It takes courage to reach out and ask for support and guidance. It is a bold, brave step to decide to tackle your own unique struggles with a person that you don't know out of the gate. When you have had enough of trying to figure things out on your own, it is the very best next thing to find someone that gets you and can help!