My Approach to Helping
My psychotherapy practice is based on a few essential beliefs: 1) Creating emotional safety and mutual trust is at the heart of the therapy process. 2) The therapeutic relationship is the vehicle to healing and growing. 3) Humans need connection/relationship in order to thrive, along with a sense of autonomy, and a deep sense of being known and loved in spite of our flaws. 4) Our brains and bodies are biologically hard wired for survival; our earliest relationships teach us what we need to do to feel safe. This hard wiring can change if we have healing interaction with others. 5) Couples/Families can create safety for each other if they learn new ways of relating. 6) Therapy is not an endless process.
I offer individualized therapy and through the work my clients find that: they develop a stronger self image, recognize what they can and cannot control, decrease anxiety and conflict in close relationships and in relationships at work, create emotional safety for those they love as well as for themselves, cope with stress using new skills, understand the connections between what they think, feel, and believe, are able to be more self aware, and learn to live life with a sense of intention, satisfaction, comfort,and pleasure.
I have been a successful therapist for almost four decades, with ongoing training in different therapies. My approach is integrative, relational, and is tailored to the needs of my clients.
Over the years I have been with clients as they discover or share their darkest experiences and most shameful secrets. It is a privilege to work with people, listen to them, witness their life experience, and and empower the to lighten the weight they carry. It is also a privilege to witness as repair in relationships takes place, and to be with patients as they experience growth, strive for goals, and find satisfaction and joy in their endeavors.