My Approach to Helping
Therapy is an opportunity for change. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, facing career or relationship challenges, working through trauma, entering into a new phase of life, battling addiction, or simply feeling stuck, you are likely considering therapy because something is getting in the way of having the life you want.
Making a change is hard, and sometimes it may even seem like it's impossible for things to get any better. As your therapist, I will provide an environment where you feel it is safe for us to compassionately and earnestly look at the events and patterns in your life that have both led to your success as well as those that may be keeping you from moving forward.
More Info About My Practice
I work with adolescents/teens, adults, and older adults to make changes in their lives that reduce emotional pain and gives greater control over their direction in life. This happens through the relationship we build together. We are all experts on ourselves, but sometimes it takes someone else to help us look a little deeper, offer a new perspective, or simply accept us for who we are in order for us to understand how to make the changes we are looking for.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
It is very common to be ambivalent about going into therapy. You might have worries and concerns like: "Can I find someone who will really understand me?" "How will therapy help?" "Is it really possible for things to get better?" Finding the right therapist for you, someone you feel safe enough to share the pain you have been carrying with you is essential for effective therapy. I will work to understand you, your experiences, and how we can create a framework allowing you to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
I believe people should be in therapy for as long and as frequently as they feel it is helpful. Sometimes several weeks or months may be enough time to address a specific problem or reach a specific goal. Other people may want or need more time or find that there is more work to be done after reaching that initial goal, and still others may use therapy as an opportunity for exploration of who they are, what they want, and how to get it, which can be an ongoing process.