My Approach to Helping
The adults I work with are emotionally healthy. But anxiety, perfectionism and a lapse in self-esteem are examples of what can undermine our ability to feel stronger and smarter about ourselves and our relationships. It's rarely about changing who we are - instead, it's about going to the "emotional gym" to become more focused, intentional and stronger about ourselves.
And for couples, there are two realities that every relationship is built on: 1) closeness requires trust 2) the way you communicate and behave defines the emotional messages you send to your partner. Being intentional about how we Invest in each other is the key to a strong, healthy relationship.
More Info About My Practice
The fee is $80 per session; yet I am always flexible with this fee. Payment may be made by check, credit card, PayPal and some insurance companies. Sessions are a full hour. Also, when it's appropriate, sessions may be done using Skype.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The purpose should be to strengthen the confidence that we can manage our feelings and desires so we're able to respond rather than react to relationships and situations. In this way, we're able to move closer to possessing the confidence that we're in control of our lives. The stronger we become - the better we're able to find and grow the relationships that are best for us.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
The therapist should work with a clear theoretical understanding and should be willing to work with a mutually agreed "roadmap" regarding the direction and goals of the process. I work hard to respect the time and effort each person brings to this process of building personal strength and health as we engage the specific focus of the therapy.