My Approach to Helping
You try to be a good person and want more from life yet sometimes it feels like you're just going through the motions. You're functioning, but you can’t get rid of that voice—the one telling you that you’re not good enough, don’t deserve love, peace or happiness, deserved what happened to you, and that this is it in life. Your unresolved “stuff” – the anxiety, PTSD, trauma – keeps popping up at the most inconvenient time and causing you trouble. Relationships are hard. You can’t really relax. Anger eats at you. You’re tired of feeling “stuck” and uneasy in your own mind and body. What you really want is to finally feel at peace.
Move beyond the hurts of your past and start feeling better today. Learn the skills you will need to have peace, serenity, and loving connections tomorrow. I use EMDR, CBT, ACT, and more to help you heal quickly, deeply. I am open, honest, empathic, and straightforward so you’ll feel heard, cared for, and respected.
More Info About My Practice
Life is too short to continue feeling on edge, anxious, distressed. The time to get into action is now. Are you ready to overcome the challenges of your past and feel a new sense of calm, peace, and connectedness? I would be honored to walk with you on that journey. I provide online video therapy and offer a free consultation to all new clients - call me today and let’s get started!
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Most of my clients experience some level of ambivalence or uncertainty about going to therapy. A lot of people call on their worst days. The days where it seems like they're completely lost or nothing else is going to work for them, but they may not be confident that therapy will work either. Guess what? That's okay!
Therapy is a risk! You're sharing parts of yourself that maybe you've never shared with anyone before and you're sharing them with a stranger. Yes, it's a therapist - a person whose job is to understand, reflect, support, and help you grow, but it's still a stranger (at least at first!). You're also investing your time and money into the process hoping for an outcome that isn't guaranteed. That's a risk and you have to decide if it's worth it or not. Is the risk worth the possibility of creating life-altering change and establishing a reality that it probably better than you are capable of visualizing at this time? We all know that playing it safe generally leads to more of the same and the type of change you're looking for will likely require some sort of risk. Is that risk therapy?
I welcome your ambivalence - I understand that part of you will probably be relieved to be heard, cared for, and understood, while the other parts may be trying to avoid, avoid, avoid in a misguided effort to protect yourself.
It's okay. All parts of you are welcome.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
The relationship between a client and therapist is crucial to the process and outcome of psychotherapy. After verifying a professional's credentials and competence, the next step is to find somebody that makes you feel comfortable! You need to be able to trust and open up to your therapist. You need to feel respected, understood, and valued in the therapeutic relationship. Without these crucial components, therapy will not be beneficial.
Make sure you ask any potential therapist some of these questions:
1. Are you a licensed professional (e.g., psychologist, counselor, social worker) and how many years have you been practicing?
2. I have been feeling (anxious, depressed, stressed, overwhelmed) and I am having problems (in relationships, at work, with feelings of self-worth, sleeping, functioning in general). What experience do you have working with people with similar problems?
3. What types of treatments do you use? Is there research supporting the use of this type of therapy with my specific type of problem or issue?
4. What are your fees?
Good luck finding a therapist that is the right fit for you!