My Approach to Helping
I work with individuals, couples and families in a collaborative effort to cope with anxiety and depression, overcome fears and insecurities, improve relationships and ultimately lead your best life.
My office is a judgement-free zone, where you can express yourself honestly in an empathetic and compassionate setting.
More Info About My Practice
In addition, I am passionate about helping new mothers navigate the oftentimes overwhelming emotions and stress that come with motherhood. Postpartum depression or what is mildly known as the baby blues is common and nothing to be ashamed of, but talking with a therapist can help you gain perspective and understanding. Through my extensive work with women, I realize there is also a significant need addressing pregnancy loss and the overlooked grief that accompanies miscarriage.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
We live in a culture that encourages and praises helping yourself...by yourself. We've all heard the term, pulling yourself up by the bootstraps. Unfortunately, there is no reward for going at it all alone.
I absolutely believe in doing everything you can to help yourself be happy and healthy. Therapy is simply helping yourself with the assistance of a professional. Seeking out a therapist means you're human and as humans we all encounter challenges, disappointment, doubt, regret, loss and pain. Sometimes we just need a little help along the way.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Just making the call to inquire about therapy when you are in a crisis means you are strong! Sometimes it takes an enormous effort to care for yourself when you are in pain. So those who make their well being a priority for themselves and their loved ones have a true inner strength.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
I generally work from a psychodynamic perspective, which tends to be more long term because we are exploring your past to understand your present. We focus on past relationships and patterns, which creates self-awareness and understanding leading to positive, long term change.
However, for clients who are in for one isolated problem, postpartum, miscarriage grief work, job loss, etc., I will work from cognitive behavioral or solution focused perspective, which is short term. Treatment is always tailored to the individual.
Unless a client is in crisis mode, I think one session a week is adequate.
I believe the client always determines when therapy is complete. Once you feel strong, competent and healthy, you know that therapy has served it's purpose. But if something comes up and you feel you just need a little refresher, you can always come back!