My Approach to Helping
We are human. I believe we all encounter circumstances--internal, external and relational--in which we feel stuck, overwhelmed, helpless or unsure of how to move forward. As a therapist, I am committed to helping individual adults, children and youth, couples and families identify patterns of thoughts, behavior and interactions that inhibit fulfillment. I work together with people to identify goals and to evaluate our work in therapy. Ideally, therapy is a temporary commitment, a place to bolster internal resources and identify more effective tools and ways of interacting and coping. As a family therapist, I believe our families, friends, peer groups, colleagues influence our lives in powerful ways. Therefore, incorporating partners, family members and/or other relevant peers into therapy (when appropriate) can be valuable.
More Info About My Practice
The "fit" between a therapist and an individual, couple of or family is fundamental to the success of therapy. I offer a complimentary 20-minute consultation to answer any questions you may have and to determine whether I am a good match for your particular needs and preferences. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or to set up an appointment.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Anxiety/worry, depression, trauma, navigating transitions and change, parent and child interaction, parent and adolescent communication and/or conflict, partner and familial relationship issues, adjustment issues in children, self esteem and identity issues in adolescents.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Change is inevitable. Although change can often be painful, I believe each person can establish resilience, identify personal strengths and develop new, more effective ways of coping. In therapy we have the opportunity to navigate, understand and rewrite these changes and struggles as necessary and ultimately beneficial to our growth. As a therapist, I have the privilege of continually witnessing positive internal, external and relational growth. I truly love this work.