My Approach to Helping
In entertainment and the arts, isolation is an issue that widely goes unrecognized. The joy of working on something you deeply care about often comes with the side effects of isolation, fear of rejection, loss of motivation and lack of balance. It can be hard to find your footing and tap into your best self. This unique lifestyle offers the potential for fulfillment and also the potential for stagnancy and imbalance. It can be so overwhelming.
You want to know when is the right time to follow your intuition. When do you trust people around you and your own voice that doubts you? You know what you need to do and you often ignore it out of fear, only to see consequences and other people reap the rewards of your doubt.
Imagine knowing what you really want and being able to follow that, instead of constantly second-guessing yourself in every aspect of your life. You would feel heard and respected in your relationships while also being able to balance your work and your personal life, which often bleed into each other.
I help people in the industry to define that balancing act in a way that works for them. Featuring two locations in Westwood and DTLA as well as the ability to do phone sessions for those who travel frequently, I make the process of therapy easy to fit in to your busy life. Visit my website to learn more and schedule a free consultation!
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I can relate!! Therapy is a highly subjective experience- what works for one person may not work for someone else. Therefore, having a good fit is extremely important. Regardless of the reason for your bad experience, I get that it can be disappointing and keep you from wanting to take that step again. I applaud you for coming here in this moment and looking again, its not always easy. I will want to hear about what did not work for you with previous therapists and we will discuss expectations using a transparent attitude to decide if we feel this is a good fit. Sometimes its the therapist, sometimes its the readiness of you, and sometimes its just a matter of connection.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I hear this fear a lot, it is the most common barrier to someone starting therapy.
This concept of talking to someone about what you are going through is not a new or ground breaking experience in our every day lives. You typically call a friend or a family member and vent about another friend, a decision at work, a power issue with your boss, a fight with a partner. It is human nature to explore these things and search for answers- whether that means with other people, books, advice columns, or even in our own minds. Now, what if you could explore these issues without the guilt/discomfort/frustration of a biased friends judgements getting in the way? What if the advice column could respond when you have more questions? What if your mind is stopping short at a solution purely because you haven't pulled it apart fully in the presence of someone who enjoys listening, someone who is trained for years to look for things that we generally miss? That is what a therapist is there to do. If the story you tell yourself is that therapy makes you flawed, we can rewrite that story.