My Approach to Helping
People who have worked with me say, "You're called a shrink, but our work together makes me feel expanded, clearer and empowered. I am now able to think differently about myself, my life and my relationships and, as a result, I can see my part in what's happened in my past and I have the chance to transform how I act and live in the future."
I've been so excited and so gratified over my 25 years of practice to see how many people I've been able to help profoundly. People who work with me say they feel heard and understood, often for the first time. Even more importantly, our work together allows you to have access to your own wisdom - the source of real answers - and then to act in accordance with your authentic values. As a result, you can not only find usable solutions to long-standing problems, but also experience greater self-confidence (where you used to experience frequent self-doubt). I see each of us humans as whole and complete but many who enter my office for the first time are feeling very different from that. I hold on to that point of view as I help you to see "behind your back," where useful clues exist, and to show you how the meaning you are attributing to events impacts your experience of living.
By expanding the ways you think, you can worry less and become more effective at dissolving your unwanted beliefs (or mis-beliefs), your undesirable habits and your pattern of getting upset repeatedly over the same things. I aim to get you to think and then feel and act unstuck from what you've created. The bottom line: you will function better and feel more productive and happier. This approach will allow you to reclaim elements of your health, vitality and even your youthfulness.
Significantly, I've seen these shifts become permanent, time and again, as individuals, couples and families discover they are capable of transforming relationships and long-standing destructive patterns. The latest research validates that this type of therapy results not only in feeling better and functioning better, but in literal changes to the brain. Your life can actually become easier, making decisions can become less burdensome and yes, even your dreams can turn into probabilities.