My Approach to Helping
My approach to counseling and therapy begins with your goals and your strengths. Each of us have unique talents, strengths, and gifts that can be brought to bear on whatever issues you may be facing. Together, we combine my clinical training and experience with your hard work to help you find ways to grow, change, learn, and adapt.
Using shorter-term, evidence-based psychotherapy approaches, we can find specific ways to change the things that are most cumbersome. Then, using depth-oriented techniques, you'll come to gain greater insight into why things are the way they are, have the opportunity to work through fundamental life decisions, and work through the sometimes difficult truths each of us must face.
More Info About My Practice
I offer a free initial evaluation session to help you decide if therapy with me is right for you.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in working with people challenged by depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, and work/life balance concerns. I also have significant experience working with software developers and those in the technology industry.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Despite the best intentions of every ethical therapist, some people have an experience with therapy or counseling that is not very helpful. If this is you, I'd encourage you to try again. Though therapy is rooted in science, each therapist brings a unique combination of skills, experience, and theoretical background into the session. For example, some therapists take a view that listening to the client is the primary job of the therapist, while others believe that offering and solving problems quickly is the ultimate goal. Examine the reasons that therapy did not work so well for you in the past, and interview your next therapist regarding what they offer and what their approach will be towards those issues.
I believe in using a client-centered approach to therapy; your goals in therapy are my ultimate concern, and I work with you to achieve them. I use a combination of less- and more-directive techniques as appropriate with the goal of not only seeing you accomplish your goals, but also looking for new life patterns that can be learned to build overall mental health.