My Approach to Helping
For over thirty years, I have enjoyed assisting clients in working through a range of problems including anxiety and depression, relationship conflicts, grief and loss, career concerns, life transitions, and creative blocks. My style is integrative and I tailor my approach to the specific needs of each client. I specialize in working with couples who are struggling with communication and intimacy problems. I work collaboratively to help both individuals and couples find a greater sense of well-being. Clients have said they appreciate my sense of humor, approachability and the relaxing environment I provide.
More Info About My Practice
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How Psychotherapy Can Help
It is my observation and experience that people are often disturbed by conflicting feelings, whether about themselves and their self regard or about an external issue ("I feel torn/confused about this...", I'm of two minds about that...", "I wonder if I'll ever figure out exactly who I am because I feel so differently about things at different times.") I observe that when people find themselves in a respectful environment such as a therapeutic relationship and are invited to explore, without judgement or criticism, all the different facets of their conflicting internal states, they experience a certain sense of relief and a gradual, sometimes immediate, sense of self acceptance. This, beyond the sorting through and mitigation of the presenting circumstances that initially brings someone into the office, is what I believe is the most powerful underlying value of psychotherapy.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
I would advise those who are ambivalent about being in therapy to try out a few of us and see how it feels. Therapists have many different styles and it's important to find a therapist with whom one feels a good chemistry. I would say, simply, that if it feels right, it's right and if it doesn't feel right, it isn't. In that case, it would be good to keep shopping. A person/client usually knows when it feels right.