My Approach to Helping
How many of us live in "if only" mind? If only I had a better job, if only I didn't get these headaches, if only I hadn't had that painful loss, if only I had a partner who listened to me, if only I had more loving parents, if only I were stronger or smarter, had more money, lived in another place, if only, if only...
As a species genetically wired to seek pleasure and scan for danger, we seem to be caught in the cycle of living a life primarily occupied by wishing and fearing. And yet, in order for us to heal, to become happy, healthy, and more successful, we need a reprieve from those thinking habits.
I am a compassionate, experienced therapist who works with people on identifying what is causing them to stay in "if only" mind. Together we assess current challenges, what causes distress, what prevents recovery and resiliency in the face of hardship, and how joy can be experienced despite the unavoidable sadness and stress in life.