My Approach to Helping
If your'e a Beatles fan like I am, you might often sing to yourself, "All you need is love..." And sometimes it is that simple, but more often it's not. We're all carrying baggage--our childhoods, our experiences in the world, our bad breakups--and while we want to be amazing partners, we struggle with finding the right way to communicate, asking for what we need, or not being reactive when we get into the same argument yet again. Navigating and negotiating this space is hard, and most of us weren't given the manual, but this is where I step in with you. Rather than refereeing the same old conflict, I get to interpret. I get to work on understanding you, so that you can work on understanding each other. Whether you're struggle is with intimacy (in or out of the bedroom), trust, power dynamics, parenting, or--more likely--a combination of the things life throws at us, my goal is to get you to a place of safety and security so that moving through these things just doesn't seem as hard anymore.
More Info About My Practice
Gather and Grow is a safe space to play, explore and grow together! We believe in high quality, knowledgeable therapy that honors the individual. We believe in sharing tools and education about healing. We believe that we’re all innately inclined to joy and growth.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
It is my true belief that seeking help takes an incredible amount of strength. We all face difficulties in life, and recognizing the need for an extra support takes great insight and courage. As a therapist, I am here to work with you, and it can be empowering to have someone who is on your side.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Often people who start therapy wonder how long it's going to take. I wish I could say the answer was, "three sessions and you're cured!" The good news is therapy can take as long or as short as you like. Ideally, when you start the process you are committing to work through a certain area of your life. Sometimes we can resolve that quickly and you move on, and other times someone will decide that there are deeper issues worth exploring. You are in charge.