My Approach to Helping
You may be searching for answers or perhaps trying to adjust to unhappy circumstances. I provide a non-judgmental and safe place for people to experience vulnerability. It's my belief that people can change and I want to partner with you in your work to make positive and effective changes in your life. Our goal is not simply a remission of symptoms but to benefit from increased self-esteem, better use of your talents and abilities, and improved capacity for developing and maintaining relationships.
I have over 10 years experience working with people with severe mental health and substance abuse issues. The primary type of therapy I provide is called psychodynamic therapy, in which our first task working together is forging a relationship based on emotional safety and trust, which is important – especially if you've been misunderstood by others.
We all struggle with responsibility, vulnerability and intimacy. We seek meaning in our lives. What matters to me is that you and I are able to forge a relationship together, because our relationship is the crux of successful therapy. And it can only work if it's tailored to you – to meet your individual needs in a personalized and holistic way.