My Approach to Helping
My clients describe me as kind and receptive, yet also extremely engaged and, at times where it's necessary, challenging. I don't just passively listen. Instead, I embrace an active dialogue. Though I pride myself on my warmth and endeavor to offer therapy that is informal and free of judgment, I believe that questioning our default positions is often essential for healing. Good therapy offers you assistance from someone who is trained to see and communicate back to you that which you cannot see yourself. A good therapeutic relationship should be open-hearted and compassionate, embracing honesty even when that honesty is challenging.
I've devoted my professional life to therapy because I so deeply believe in its value. Therapy doesn't always work, but when a client commits to the process with a therapist who is a good fit, the process can become transformative. I've repeatedly witnessed this transformation.
I've seen over and over the ways that empowerment develops from real understanding. When we are able to deeply understand ourselves, when we understand why we feel and react the way we do, why certain thoughts and choices seem obvious, we can engage differently and more effectively with life. This offers us the chance to achieve more compassion, power, and wisdom.