My Approach to Helping
Are you overwhelmed by the demands of life? Do you find yourself frustrated in your relationships? Maybe you know what could make you happy, but you just don't know how to make it happen. My goal is to help you understand what's getting in your way, to transform old patterns, and find constructive ways to tackle life's challenges.
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, past abuse, loss or stress, therapy can leave you feeling stronger and more self-assured. I am fully invested in your feeling better, and am willing to be with you through all of your difficulties. I am empathic, interactive and respectful, as you embark on this life changing journey.
I begin by helping you discover what is maintaining an unwanted pattern. Often times there is a valid reason that a negative behavior or belief exists, which is called it's emotional truth. This is often out of your awareness and needs to be brought fully into your consciousness. If not, it will maintain its hold on you no matter how much you try to make it go away.
Once we bring forth the underlying emotional truth of the unwanted pattern, we can proceed with ways to help you release it. This is a powerful process that can produce deep and lasting results. I have found Coherence Therapy and Hypnotherapy to be the best methods to make these deep inner shifts happen.
I can also help you improve your relationship through couple's/marriage counseling. First I'll help you stop arguments and talk through challenging topics. For those of you who struggle to speak up, I'll help you to say what has been churning in your mind. I teach you how to listen and negotiate so that you can both play a role in the solution. This process brings you closer together, helping you feel more solid as a couple. By strengthening this bond and maintaining your individual identities, your relationship will be reinvigorated.
I am fully invested in my work, always learning and growing. I have been studying with a co-founder of Coherence Therapy, the founder of DARe (Dynamic Attachment Repatterining experience), which combines somatic and attachment therapy, and Ellyn Bader, the co-founder of the Couple's Institute in Palo Alto.