My Approach to Helping
Many of us have gone through challenging experiences in our lives, and we hesitated to ask for help and guidance out of fear, shame, and embarrassment. In making the decision to view my profile, you are acknowledging that you can benefit from having some support and encouragement as you navigate through the difficulties in your day to day life.
Being in therapy, whether it is as an individual, a couple, or a family, will provide you with the skills you need to cope in a healthy way, teach you how to take better care of yourself and listen to your needs, and allow you to process your emotions in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
More Info About My Practice
My primary focus during sessions is to have you leave the session feeling better than you did when you walked in. Our sessions together will be driven by you and your present needs, and we will work together to process the past events that may have led to your current feelings, and ways that you can cope in the future.
In light of the current pandemic, I am offering both in-person and telehealth sessions. If you are more comfortable with a phone or video session, I will continue to provide services through that modality on a continual basis. If you would like to come into my office for a session, please note that all safety measures (including cleaning, social distancing, and minimal foot-traffic) will be enforced.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Many people know that they want to, or need to, attend therapy, but don't make it a priority for themselves for a variety of reasons. It's common that the time between identifying a need for therapy and actually setting up a session is long, but this is part of the process. In my experience, some reasons people hesitate is because of stigma, feeling uncomfortable talking with a stranger, finances, andor availability. My recommendation is that if you think you want to attend a session, give me a call, and we can talk about your concerns and hesitations and make a plan that works for you.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
There is a large stigma regarding mental health and therapycounseling which causes a lot of people to keep the fact that they attend therapy a secret. It is often believed that when someone cannot cope with their personal situations, that they are weak or unable to handle things on their own. Seeking out and attending therapy is actually the complete opposite of being week - it shows a person's strength in acknowledging that they could benefit from some outside support and encouragement. Being in therapy is nothing to be ashamed of because the main focus is to better yourself, improve your emotional well-being, and give you a sense of positive self-worth; every one of these things is a positive and a strength that you will develop.