My Approach to Helping
We all want to be heard, to understand our lives, to make sense of our emotions. We want to be at peace with our decisions. I help couples experiencing relationship issues, adults in need of fulfillment and clarity, college students seeking direction, and teens learning to adjust to life's new challenges. We form a partnership that helps you make change, achieve peace of mind, and lead a life of happiness and well-being. I offer you support and professional guidance as we work to make important changes in your life. I have worked with diverse clients.
More Info About My Practice
No matter how qualified a therapist is, if you don't feel comfortable with them, you may not get the most of your time and energy spent in therapy. I engage my clients from the very beginning, acting as a partner on your path forward. I offer a conversational, friendly style that blends approaches depending upon on your individual needs. I also offer busy people high-feedback sessions if they seek a direct approach. I do work with court-ordered anger management and domestic violence clients using a six-month program format.
My Role as a Therapist
Psychotherapy doesn't have to be boring or feel like work. My goal as a therapist is to have a great conversation with you and try and help make the hard work seem less difficult, feel less painful, and even sometimes make it fun. I view it as my responsibility to use my empathy, education, experience, personality, intelligence, and sense of humor as tools to help you make your breakthroughs in therapy.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Like everything else in life, the first move is the hardest. If you are searching for a therapist or counselor then you are probably serious about trying therapy. Allow yourself to pick one that feels right to you and take that step.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Call them on the phone. You will have a better idea if you will click with a therapist or counselor if you talk to them and get a feel for the way they interact. After all, most of your time spent together in therapy will be spent talking.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
This is important. You are allowed to visit more than one therapist when searching for the right fit for you. Every therapist has a different style and personality. Find one that makes you comfortable and you are more likely to see results.