My Approach to Helping
My approach to therapy is a collaborative, holistic and integrative process that integrates several treatment processes tailored to the individual needs of each person, couple or family. I believe in and value acceptance, respect, empathy, perspective, challenge, meaning & change. My work will hopefully help people to develop a deeper self-awareness, discover new ways of expression, transform dysfunctional patterns, have more satisfying relationships, and ensue a more meaningful life.
My interest in helping others was discovered through my own life experiences of relationships, family dynamics, marriage, parenting, illness and life-stage transitions which helped me to uncover the meaning and purpose of my life. I've experienced an increase in overall well-being and life satisfaction, improved mental and physical health, and enhanced resilience and self-esteem because of this discovery of meaning and purpose. This is what I hope to help cultivate in the people I see in the therapeutic relationship.
More Info About My Practice
Please visit my website at Twin Cities Psychology & Couples Center or email me for more information on Rates & Insurance, Services, Locations, and FAQ's.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy can help those who feel "stuck" for many different reasons including, but not limited to: communicating with your partner, a family member, friend, or work colleague, internal feelings that are nagging and cause dysfunction or decreased self-esteem, unresolved anger, trauma, unprocessed family of origin issues, divorce, grief and loss issues, death, spirituality related issues, PTSD, internal parts that are still protecting you, sexuality issues, mental illness, anxiety and depression, just to name a few.
We all have had one experience or another that puts us at odds with ourselves and/or other people in our lives. Psychotherapy helps to process these issues in the "here and now" so that we can have more meaning and purpose in our lives. Research shows the pursuit and clarity of meaning and purpose in our lives produces more happiness than most other things.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
What I love most about being a marriage and family therapist is helping people cultivate a deeper self-awareness, a different way of viewing their world and the people in their lives, knowing that someone does care if they feel better about themselves and about life in general, and to love themselves well.