My Approach to Helping
My calm demeanor and empathic presence provides a private space to foster a trusting therapy relationship. As we navigate relationships, they can both fulfill our innermost needs and perhaps at times activate our deepest wounds. If difficulties in your current relationship(s) overshadow your ability to feel joy, wellness and hopefulness, our work together can uncover your innate ability toward reparation and healing. We initally will look for the good and functional aspects of your relationship and use these as strengths to interrupt the negative, distressful cycles. We'll begin exploring the language of expression and positive communication skills, as you learn to build more healthful interactions. Through depth-oriented, interpersonal and emotionally focused therapy, I will support you through your present concern, nourish your healing process, and encourage your ongoing personal growth.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Throughout our lives we are presented with the opportunities to evolve into our best selves. Sometimes these opportunities show up in subtle ways, and we make minor adjustments or decide they're just a random event. At other times issues clobber us like 'cosmic two-by-fours' and render us unable to carry on with our day-to-day life without experiencing a great deal of emotional distress.
Reaching out for support and guidance through these challenges does not mean that you have an inherent character flaw or that you need to carry shame for wanting help. I honor you that you have put forward the courage to recognize and make the call to seek help for your present concern. I work compassionately and collaboratively as we explore the nature of the issue and seek ways to create the opening for more choice, flexibility and enhance your problem-solving ability.
When a friend or loved-one is hurting we naturally jump into care-giving mode. Rather than thinking that 'I can do it myself', why not allow that same caring awareness to be turned toward ourselves by reaching out for support?