My Approach to Helping
I believe that true change is possible and that each person has the ability to create more space for peace and joy in their life. I specialize in helping people who struggle with addiction and infidelity. Too often, addictive and compulsive behaviors often lead to feelings of shame, worthlessness, and inadequacy. These feelings of discomfort do not have to become the norm. Through our work together, I can help you elicit your own strengths to help you change unhealthy behaviors, whether they have to do with abusing alcohol, drugs, internet, shopping, sex, etc. We can look at these behaviors and work together to explore where they come from and how to change them.
More Info About My Practice
I understand if you are not ready to give up your addiction completely. The first step is realizing that the addiction has started to have negative effects on your life. We can start there and move as slowly as you need. I create a therapeutic environment that is safe, nonjudgmental, and loving. I think outside of the box and approach therapy with an open mind and heart. I am available for weekday sessions as well as Saturdays. I believe that the relationship is the most important part of therapy, therefore, I offer an in-person consultation for you to see if working together would be a good fit.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Taking the step to address addictive and unhealthy behaviors that once gave you pleasure is scary. I understand that. I always tell people that they do not have to stop their unhealthy behaviors cold-turkey. This is an exploratory process where we work slowly and create a plan of action together. No pressure. No judgement. Just starting where you are.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Going to therapy and working on yourself is the most courageous thing that you can do. Opening up to someone and looking closely at your thoughts and actions is incredibly brave. I often say that living your life without going to therapy is like driving a car without knowing where you are going. Someone else is doing the steering. When you begin to develop an awareness about yourself in therapy, you are in the driver's seat and you are in control of what roads you go on and what direction you take.