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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships, this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

One of the issues I feel confident in is the issue of low self-esteem and its related issue of perfectionism. Never feeling "good enough" colors our whole life, including relationships and work life. These are issues I have dealt with in my own life and so I know them from the inside as well as the outside. They have been a life-long interest in my practice. I believe I am able to help you increase your self-esteem and diminish your perfectionism by helping you develop a strong sense of self, including knowing who you are, what your strengths and growing areas are, what goals and life direction you want, knowing how to set and maintain boundaries in relationships, etc. In short, by getting to know who you are and asserting yourself in the world, you will define yourself as a person in your own right, someone to be reckoned with. Another important way I can help you deal with these issues is to help you deal with the negative "gremlin" in your mind because I know that the way we think affects the way we feel which in turn affects the way we act. So if we can change how you talk to yourself and how you treat yourself, you can feel and act in more life-affirming ways. Depression often accompanies low self-esteem or perfectionism and dealing with negative thoughts is a powerful way to impact all three.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

One of the issues I feel confident in is the issue of low self-esteem and its related issue of perfectionism. Never feeling "good enough" colors our whole life, including relationships and work life. These are issues I have dealt with in my own life and so I know them from the inside as well as the outside. They have been a life-long interest in my practice. I believe I am able to help you increase your self-esteem and diminish your perfectionism by helping you develop a strong sense of self, including knowing who you are, what your strengths and growing areas are, what goals and life direction you want, knowing how to set and maintain boundaries in relationships, etc. In short, by getting to know who you are and asserting yourself in the world, you will define yourself as a person in your own right. Another important way I can help you deal with these issues is to help you deal with the negative "gremlin" in your mind because I know that the way we think affects the way we feel which in turn affects the way we act. So if we can change how you talk to yourself and how you treat yourself, you can feel and act in more life-affirming ways. Depression often accompanies low self-esteem or perfectionism and dealing with negative thoughts is a powerful way to impact all three.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

One of the issues I feel confident in is the issue of low self-esteem and its related issue of perfectionism. Never feeling \"good enough\" colors our whole life, including relationships and work life. These are issues I have dealt with in my own life and so I know them from the inside as well as the outside. They have been a life-long interest in my practice. I believe I am able to help you increase your self-esteem and diminish your perfectionism by helping you develop a strong sense of self, including knowing who you are, what your strengths and growing areas are, what goals and life direction you want, knowing how to set and maintain boundaries in relationships, etc. In short, by getting to know who you are and asserting yourself in the world, you will define yourself as a person in your own right. Another important way I can help you deal with these issues is to help you deal with the negative \"gremlin\" in your mind because I know that the way we think affects the way we feel which in turn affects the way we act. So if we can change how you talk to yourself and how you treat yourself, you can feel and act in more life-affirming ways. Depression often accompanies low self-esteem or perfectionism and dealing with negative thoughts is a powerful way to impact all three.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Be the change you want to see in the world.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships, this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships, this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships, this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships, this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Since we are relational beings, I help people have rich, ongoing relationships with their family of origin and their family of choice. Family is the relationship laboratory that becomes -- for better or worse -- the reference point for all future relationships; this is why I specialize in family healing. Healing past relationship wounds allow us to not hold our present-day loved ones accountable for past hurts or transgressions. Helping folks reconcile the unmet needs of their childhood is an important step in breaking free of the stranglehold of their past. Through this process of resolution, our present day relationships are less defensive, more authentic and grounded in the reality of the moment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Chronic Issues
Creativity
Multicultural
work with a wide variety of populations; however, I specialize in working with people with chronic illness, chronic pain, injury and physical symptoms of known or unknown etiology.

As a bicultural person who grew up in a multicultural environment, I work well with those from other cultures and those who are challenged in adapting to US American culture.

In one of my previous careers, I worked as a Human Resources Director - I am adept at working those struggling with career and workplace issues.

GLBTQI
Spirituality

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Some of the areas I have helped couples with include: effective and respectful communication; increased physical and emotional intimacy; conflict resolution; life transitions; extended family issues; reconciling parenting styles; identity crises.
Couples therapy involves processing and overcoming the obstacles that impede full and loving relationships. Together with the therapist, the couple comes to view honestly the ways the couple interacts with each other and the reasons they are relating to each other in this fashion. Once these patterns are recognized and the origins of them are understood, the couple can work on replacing their negative behaviors and feelings toward one another with more loving ones. In other words, couples therapy increases awareness of the origins of unhealthy relating as well as provides skills to improve the style of relating. I have had two years of specialized training and continue to collaborate with distinguished faculty of the Psychoanalytic Couples and Family Institute of New England.

Couples are encouraged to describe honestly the nature of their difficulties or areas where they feel they need to grow. Over time, therapy can help the couple develop an increased attunement to and love for each other.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel that depression is an area that I am passionate about because I like to use a strength based approach on people. I believe it is a good beginning to self empowerment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I focus my practice on providing services for issues related to women's health and wellness such as, pregnancy and maternal support (including perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety), managing hormonal changes, sensitivities, and imbalances (i.e., PMDD, PCOS), loss of pregnancy/fertility challenges, medical conditions (i.e., cancer, other chronic conditions), and depression and anxiety. Women often experience medical and emotional conditions differently than men do and I feel passionate about meeting the unique needs of women, at all stages of their life.

Women's health issues can impact both partners in a relationship. Thus, you may feel that your concerns are better addressed in the context of couples therapy. I provide a balanced approach to working with couples to assist them in improving their relationship and addressing their challenges in a style that is comfortable for their unique relational dynamics. I do not provide a “cookie-cutter” approach to couples therapy, but instead create an environment that will support you and your partner to find the solutions that are right for you.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

As a clinical psychologist my training encompasses a vast array of psychological difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, and relationship difficulties.

Additionally, I have received specialized training in the areas of drug and alcohol use and abuse, pathological and problem gambling, trauma resiliency and somatic work, and attachment/relationship disorders.

I believe that my relational perspective makes me particularly adept at connecting to and building relations with others. Much of the psychological research on "healing" suggests that the strongest component of therapeutic healing is explained by the therapeutic alliance. This alliance is the relationship built between a therapist and client/patient.

I also believe that what many of clients are seeking, in today's cluttered and stressful word, is a corrective emotional experience. We desire to achieve solid relational experiences based on attunement and understanding. I believe that my skill level is particularly strong in this area of attunement, understanding and relationship building. This therapeutic relationship then becomes a model and style which can be replicated in one's daily life with others - creating strong, solid, and healthy lasting relationships.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I enjoy and feel adept in working with couples who are about to or have just recently had a baby. This time in a couple's life is unique and requires thoughtfulness and care in maintaining intimacy and strengthening a marriage/relationship. I find great joy in working with couples in staying connected during such a life-altering time in their lives.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Although I have had experiencevin my training working with a broad range of presenting problems, I have had additional training and experience in helping clients who struggle with the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, and eating disorders, as well as parent-child and parent-teen conflict, and chronic long-term and life-threatening medical conditions. I feel comfortable working these clients, as I have great understanding of how the problems try to influence them, affecting their identity and their life.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Although I have had experiencevin my training working with a broad range of presenting problems, I have had additional training and experience in helping clients who struggle with the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, and eating disorders, as well as parent-child and parent-teen conflict, and chronic long-term and life-threatening medical conditions. I feel comfortable working these clients, as I have great understanding of how the problems try to influence them, affecting their identity and their life.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel I do my best work when I am working with more than one person and dealing with issues that arise within a relationship, whether that relationship is between an adolescent and a parent, siblings, business partners, a same sex couple, or a couple in a traditional marriage. I am particularly adept at reading or intuiting the thoughts, feelings, needs, and wishes that underlie behavior which is defensive, destructive and sabotaging. I am often able to translate this so that the other party (and sometimes the person him/herself) gains understanding and empathy. I also teach more productive ways of communicating, and I challenge both parties to take responsibility for their behaviors and for treating themselves and each other respectfully. I have undergone training for relationship counseling within many programs and models. The two that I adhere to the most strongly are Emotion Focused Therapy and PAIRS Intimacy Skills Training.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have had many clients refer to my practice for assistance with mood disorders, work related issues, assistance with mother teen daughter relationship issues, ADHD for both children and adults. Both professional and life experiences have helped me to become a great provider particularly for these issues.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My specialty is treating people for anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues like marriage counseling, divorce, and life transitions. I have experience helping couples develop intimacy, heal old wounds, improve communication, identify anger and hurt and improve sexuality.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Yes, there is a specific issue. I know I am very adept at helping people suffering from depression and every diagnosis that includes a form of depression such as Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to name a few, and here's why. I have suffered from depression my entire life - as a child, a teenager, an adult, and now a middle-aged grandmother. My depression is a genetic disorder manifesting itself as a chemical imbalance in my brain and it was exasperated by traumatic events in my life. I believe my depression makes me a better therapist.
"What?!? How can depression make you a better therapist?" you ask. Let me explain.
Depression has its advantages. Research psychologist have found that people suffering from depression have more empathy and intuitive abilities than those who do not have depression. We naturally feel others pain and suffering and at times know how the other is feeling before the person knows themselves. This gives me the ability to connect with my client at a deeper emotional level so that healing can be more complete and permanent. In addition, I have found the traumatic events that I survived are situationally similar to my client's traumas and this brings the client/therapist relationship to a higher plane than it would with a therapist who does not have a traumatic personal history.
Couple all this personal information with my professional training and one can see how and why I am very adept and succ

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have had much success over the years in assisting people with issues of low self esteem.At the heart of this issue is a lack of self acceptance which blocks one from a sense of self and and a sense worth . Often people have what might be called a ``harsh inner critic`` a part- that shames ,beats up and disempowers . The roots of this inner critic are often in childhood . I am trained and skilled in Focusing a body mind process of emotional healing and insight that provides a way of recognizing , understanding , managing, healing and transforming this inner critic part . As that happens there is an increase in a sense of worth as a human being as well as ownership of ones authentic relationship and growth needs, wants , preferences and values.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am particularly skillful working with family of origin issues as they continue to affect our lives, our sense of ourselves, and our relationships with others. With most clients there are ways in which their experience of the world has been shaped by and they have adjusted themselves to, a very small set of experiences in their childhood. These core beliefs about themselves, intimate others, safety, about having enough and being enough are actively creating their adult experiences. My main focus is to help people see how their core beliefs are constricting or limiting their options and choices for their best selves and their fullest lives.

I work effectively with adults who are experiencing themselves as unacceptable, and need help working through loss, trauma, anxiety and destructive relationship patterns. These men and women frequently begin therapy feeling empty, self critical and immobilized by anxiety, depression or anger. I also work with individuals on work-related concerns; their selfworth, confidence, and sense of purposeful direction. I work with couples who are struggling with couplehood; the strains of being new parents, a lack of intimacy and connection, conflict or divorce, different parenting styles within relationship or divorce, and betrayal. I work with parents to learn secure attachment skills and to learn how to play effectively with their children and parent with love and structure.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am particularly skillful working with family of origin issues as they continue to affect our lives, our sense of ourselves, and our relationships with others. With most clients there are ways in which their experience of the world has been shaped by and they have adjusted themselves to, a very small set of experiences in their childhood. These core beliefs about themselves, intimate others, safety, about having enough and being enough are actively creating their adult experiences. My main focus is to help people see how their core beliefs are constricting or limiting their options and choices for their best selves and their fullest lives.

I work effectively with adults who are experiencing themselves as unacceptable, and need help working through loss, trauma, anxiety and destructive relationship patterns. These men and women frequently begin therapy feeling empty, self critical and immobilized by anxiety, depression or anger. I also work with individuals on work-related concerns; their selfworth, confidence, and sense of purposeful direction. I work with couples who are struggling with couplehood; the strains of being new parents, a lack of intimacy and connection, conflict or divorce, different parenting styles within relationship or divorce, and betrayal. I work with parents to learn secure attachment skills and to learn how to play effectively with their children and parent with love and structure.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am particularly skillful working with family of origin issues as they continue to affect our lives, our sense of ourselves, and our relationships with others. With most clients there are ways in which their experience of the world has been shaped by and they have adjusted themselves to, a very small set of experiences in their childhood. These core beliefs about themselves, intimate others, safety, about having enough and being enough are actively creating their adult experiences. My main focus is to help people see how their core beliefs are constricting or limiting their options and choices for their best selves and their fullest lives.

I work effectively with adults who are experiencing themselves as unacceptable, and need help working through loss, trauma, anxiety and destructive relationship patterns. These men and women frequently begin therapy feeling empty, self critical and immobilized by anxiety, depression or anger. I also work with individuals on work-related concerns; their selfworth, confidence, and sense of purposeful direction. I work with couples who are struggling with couplehood; the strains of being new parents, a lack of intimacy and connection, conflict or divorce, different parenting styles within relationship or divorce, and betrayal. I work with parents to learn secure attachment skills and to learn how to play effectively with their children and parent with love and structure.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have been shaped both by my extensive professional training and by a wide-range of life experiences as to how to work practically with axiety & depression & how to turn such difficulties in living into beacan lights as an understanding of the human condition.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I believe I had a contribution to give with respect to helping people to integrate mind, body, and spirit. I view many issues as lack-of-integration issues. I think I am adept at helping people to bring order to chaos, to bring balance to conflicts, and to learn to accept their authenticity.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have extensive experience working with women issue's relating with stress, identity, self esteem, motherhood, abuse history, depression anxiety and urban dating. I also have worked a lot with children/adolescents aiding them through the power of art therapy to find their creative outlet and better themselves. I have worked with Veteran's suffering from service related stress, PTSD, and adjusting back to civilian life.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have had much success over the years in assisting people with issues of low self esteem.At the heart of this issue is a lack of self acceptance which blocks one from a sense of self and and a sense worth . Often people have what might be called a ``harsh inner critic`` a part- that shames ,beats up and disempowers . The roots of this inner critic are often in childhood . I am trained and skilled in Focusing a body mind process of emotional healing and insight that provides a way of recognizing , understanding , managing, healing and transforming this inner critic part . As that happens there is an increase in a sense of worth as a human being as well as ownership of ones authentic relationship and growth needs, wants , preferences and values.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have had much success over the years in assisting people with issues of low self esteem.At the heart of this issue is a lack of self acceptance which blocks one from a sense of self and and a sense worth . Often people have what might be called a ``harsh inner critic`` a part- that shames ,beats up and disempowers . The roots of this inner critic are often in childhood . I am trained and skilled in Focusing a body mind process of emotional healing and insight that provides a way of recognizing , understanding , managing, healing and transforming this inner critic part . As that happens there is an increase in a sense of worth as a human being as well as ownership of ones authentic relationship and growth needs, wants , preferences and values.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have had much success over the years in assisting people with issues of low self esteem.At the heart of this issue is a lack of self acceptance which blocks one from a sense of self and and a sense worth . Often people have what might be called a ``harsh inner critic`` a part- that shames ,beats up and disempowers . The roots of this inner critic are often in childhood . I am trained and skilled in Focusing a body mind process of emotional healing and insight that provides a way of recognizing , understanding , managing, healing and transforming this inner critic part . As that happens there is an increase in a sense of worth as a human being as well as ownership of ones authentic relationship and growth needs, wants , preferences and values.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have had much success over the years in assisting people with issues of low self esteem.At the heart of this issue is a lack of self acceptance which blocks one from a sense of self and and a sense worth . Often people have what might be called a ``harsh inner critic`` a part- that shames ,beats up and disempowers . The roots of this inner critic are often in childhood . I am trained and skilled in Focusing a body mind process of emotional healing and insight that provides a way of recognizing , understanding , managing, healing and transforming this inner critic part . As that happens there is an increase in a sense of worth as a human being as well as ownership of ones authentic relationship and growth needs, wants , preferences and values.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

If depression, anxiety, illness or feeling quite alone are pulling you down, I say, with some humility, I have experienced those feelings and meet you with humility, understanding, and willingness to be with you where you are.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

If depression, anxiety, illness or feeling quite alone are pulling you down, I say, with some humility, I have experienced those feelings and meet you with understanding, and willingness to be with you where you are.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My specialty is working with couples and family members who experience high conflict, those who are entrenched in repetitive cycles of arguing/distancing as well as those who are alienated from a loved one. By helping them understand the emotional mind and the way in which the brain responds to threat, I assist them in shifting from feeling like adversaries to again seeing one another through loving and connected eyes.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have treated a number of individuals with Tinnitus. This condition is best treated using a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

I have treated a number of women with Post-Partum Depression and babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

I have treated a number of women with preexisting mental illness who want to get pregnant. Most have delivered healthy infants and have not developed Post-Partum Depression through a combination of psychotherapy and/or medication.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have treated a number of individuals with Tinnitus. This condition is best treated using a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

I have treated a number of women with Post-Partum Depression and babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

I have treated a number of women with preexisting mental illness who want to get pregnant. Most have delivered healthy infants and have not developed Post-Partum Depression through a combination of psychotherapy and/or medication.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have treated a number of individuals with Tinnitus. This condition is best treated using a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

I have treated a number of women with Post-Partum Depression and babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

I have treated a number of women with preexisting mental illness who want to get pregnant. Most have delivered healthy infants and have not developed Post-Partum Depression through a combination of psychotherapy and/or medication.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I particularly enjoy working with people who are trying to improve their interpersonal relationships. Because we are social beings, when our friendships or family relationships are suffering, many people can feel down, anxious, or that they're not living life to their utmost potential. I find that, in a supportive therapeutic atmosphere, many people are able to make changes in their relationships with others that significantly improves their quality of life.

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Self-empowerment and self-love, shifting from \\\"helplessly stuck\\\" to \\\"responsible creator\\\" of ones life. Moving out of victim patterns.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel particularly adept at working with children and adults who have generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, and/or ADHD.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in using art therapy in treating PTSD and childhood trauma. Traumatic experiences are imprinted in the brain in such a way that they are not easily accessed through language. Art therapy is helpful in uncovering, expressing, and managing tramatic memories and feelings.

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I am particularly drawn to working with younger clients transitioning into adulthood (leaving home for the first time, attending college, and/or entering the world of work). I enjoy supporting these clients in their exploration of navigating new and different stressors and their process of self-discovery and self-advocacy.

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I have worked with many survivors of childhood sexual molest, and have worked as an expert witness for the D.A.'s office in child sexual abuse cases.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Issues of identity especially interest me. "Identity" could be one facing a life stage change (aging, health, career, etc.), exploring gender, one's role as parent or partner, issues around adoption, racial and ethnic heritage, and spiritual/religious curiosity, among others. In both my professional and personal life I see identity as a key component of struggle. My hope is to provide a safe and supportive environment where each person can acknowledge parts of themselves that may help or hinder them from full participation in their lives. My experience is that each person is better able to live life fully when one can freely claim "who" they are.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Issues of identity especially interest me. "Identity" could be one facing a life stage change (aging, health, career, etc.), exploring gender, one's role as parent or partner, issues around adoption, racial and ethnic heritage, and spiritual/religious curiosity, among others. In both my professional and personal life I see identity as a key component of struggle. My hope is to provide a safe and supportive environment where each person can acknowledge parts of themselves that may help or hinder them from full participation in their lives. My experience is that each person is better able to live life fully when one can freely claim "who" they are.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Issues of identity especially interest me. \"Identity\" could be one facing a life stage change (aging, health, career, etc.), exploring gender, one\'s role as parent or partner, issues around adoption, racial and ethnic heritage, and spiritual/religious curiosity, among others. In both my professional and personal life I see identity as a key component of struggle. My hope is to provide a safe and supportive environment where each person can acknowledge parts of themselves that may help or hinder them from full participation in their lives. My experience is that each person is better able to live life fully when one can freely claim \"who\" they are.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with a variety of clients – young adults struggling with identity and life/career choices, parents adapting to their new life with infants and young children, adolescents and their parents having trouble communicating effectively, those in the middle stage of life facing the challenges of both raising children and aging parents, and grandparents who themselves are aging and want to be supportive to their families. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, chronic health issues, stress related illnesses, relationships and interpersonal struggles.



I have had experience in providing therapeutic services in the university setting, in a family-focused community counseling center, residential treatment for young adults and in the area of geriatrics. I have spoken to community groups on mindful parenting, the struggles of perfectionism, and effective communication skills for parents and children. Additionally, I have worked with parenting groups on a wide range of issues including the stress of academic and athletic endeavors, body image and appearance, social competition, puberty and adolescence, early dating relationships, developing family rules, sibling relationships, helping children deal with stress, substance experimentation and use, parent networking and multigenerational issues.



In my work I believe it is essential to establish a trusting, caring and empathic relationship. This is accomplis

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel that I work well with individuals,couples and families with relationship issues. I also have worked with victims of abuse for more than 30 years and with combat soldiers and sex offenders since 1985. I feel that I have had the benefit of extraordinary teachers in social work, marriage and family therapy and spirituality. This together with my own lifelong search to look within and to fathom what is going on in relationships and what to do about it contibutes to positive outcomes in therapy.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel that I work well with individuals,couples and families with relationship issues. I also have worked with victims of abuse for more than 30 years and with combat soldiers and sex offenders since 1985. I feel that I have had the benefit of extraordinary teachers in social work, marriage and family therapy and spirituality. This together with my own lifelong search to look within and to fathom what is going on in relationships and what to do about it contibutes to positive outcomes in therapy.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Due to my background I feel I am very qualified to work on relationship issues with clients. I love to do family and marital work. But I do well in connecting on a one on one basis for individual therapy also.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have had much success in helping people with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Each client is unique and has individual beliefs and values as well as likes and dislikes. Therefore, I customize therapy for each individual. I strongly believe in using Adlerian Therapy, which states that each person is viewed as an individual from a holistic perspective influence by multiple social networks encountered during one's lifetime. I also use complementary therapy approaches and techniques to help you reach your goals, such as art and music therapy, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation and more.

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Life transitions, recovery from addictions, co-dependency,dysfunctional family systems,chidlhood trauma, relationship issues,divorce recovery.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I work really well with clients who have had narcissistic parents, dysfunctional childhoods and relationship issues.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Relationships are difficult. From sex therapy, to communication issues, to marriage therapy, to parents and teens, I have over 15 years of experience that can help address larger issues that come up in relationships. I also work with individuals dealing with a wide variety of issues including addiction, depression, grief, anxiety, and spiritual issues. My passion is helping people live into a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationship with the world around them which can change their life story for generations.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

The Therapy Center has an addiction and mental health day treatment program

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Working with anxiety is one of my strengths given the skills and tools I have developed over the years. I work with clients using mindfulness, cognitive techniques, relaxation, somatic resourcing, assertiveness training within a compassionate environment. Clients experience increased comfort in the sessions, and leave with tools to practice between our meetings.

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I believe that I am adept at helping clients heal from past trauma, betrayals, or other losses, and trust again. The first few years of my MFT training involved counseling many victims of crime and children who were at risk for abuse or neglect. Through step by step talk and play therapy, I helped them move from isolation, fear, anger, silence and hopelessness, to increased self-esteem, confidence, enforcing and holding better boundaries, and having the ability to trust themselves and others, using the knowledge they gained in our therapeutic relationship. I know use what I learned to help individuals and couples who have inadvertently recreated early trauma or family dramas in their relationship.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with a variety of clients – young adults struggling with identity and life/career choices, parents adapting to their new life with infants and young children, adolescents and their parents having trouble communicating effectively, those in the middle stage of life facing the challenges of both raising children and aging parents, and grandparents who themselves are aging and want to be supportive to their families. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, chronic health issues, stress related illnesses, relationships and interpersonal struggles.



I have had experience in providing therapeutic services in the university setting, in a family-focused community counseling center, residential treatment for young adults and in the area of geriatrics. I have spoken to community groups on mindful parenting, the struggles of perfectionism, and effective communication skills for parents and children. Additionally, I have worked with parenting groups on a wide range of issues including the stress of academic and athletic endeavors, body image and appearance, social competition, puberty and adolescence, early dating relationships, developing family rules, sibling relationships, helping children deal with stress, substance experimentation and use, parent networking and multigenerational issues.



In my work I believe it is essential to establish a trusting, caring and empathic relationship. This is accomplis

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

All addictiions. I am a recovering person of 24 years in soberity who has many life experiences. I have been a client and continue grow in my recovery.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I enjoy supporting those whom are burdened by body image or disordered eating issues. I have experience in this area in outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential treatment settings. From my experience, improving your relationship with yourself, your body and with food can improve your perspective on your life and what you are capable of doing with it!
I also enjoy supporting people with relationship issues and the challenges that arise when leaving home and living independantly for the first time.
Assisting Mothers through early parenthood or with postpartum issues is a special interest of mine. Being a parent can be an awe inspiring and wonderful experience, and can also seem laden with many challenges and difficulties. I've seen that with some help and support, these challenges seem much easier to deal with and accept without the guilt or shame that many parents feel at times.

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I feel my fluency of clinical skills is associated with issues pertaining to helping people develop purpose and meaning in their lives. Developing a lifestyle which brings them into alignment with who they really are and rearranging their enviornment to support happiness.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

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Depression and Anxiety issues. I have had several years of experience in dealing with clients who have suffered with depression and Anxiety. My skills, my education, my experiences, and overall warmth, has made it possible for me to connect to such individuals in a very positive way. I have many success stories that have allowed me to realize the power of connection and experience in psychological treatment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Depression and Anxiety issues. I have had several years of experience in dealing with clients who have suffered with depression and Anxiety. My skills, my education, my experiences, and overall warmth, has made it possible for me to connect to such individuals in a very positive way. I have many success stories that have allowed me to realize the power of connection and experience in psychological treatment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Depression and Anxiety issues. I have had several years of experience in dealing with clients who have suffered with depression and Anxiety. My skills, my education, my experiences, and overall warmth, has made it possible for me to connect to such individuals in a very positive way. I have many success stories that have allowed me to realize the power of connection and experience in psychological treatment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Depression and Anxiety issues. I have had several years of experience in dealing with clients who have suffered with depression and Anxiety. My skills, my education, my experiences, and overall warmth, has made it possible for me to connect to such individuals in a very positive way. I have many success stories that have allowed me to realize the power of connection and experience in psychological treatment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Depression and Anxiety issues. I have had several years of experience in dealing with clients who have suffered with depression and Anxiety. My skills, my education, my experiences, and overall warmth, has made it possible for me to connect to such individuals in a very positive way. I have many success stories that have allowed me to realize the power of connection and experience in psychological treatment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Depression and Anxiety issues. I have had several years of experience in dealing with clients who have suffered with depression and Anxiety. My skills, my education, my experiences, and overall warmth, has made it possible for me to connect to such individuals in a very positive way. I have many success stories that have allowed me to realize the power of connection and experience in psychological treatment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Depression and Anxiety issues. I have had several years of experience in dealing with clients who have suffered with depression and Anxiety. My skills, my education, my experiences, and overall warmth, has made it possible for me to connect to such individuals in a very positive way. I have many success stories that have allowed me to realize the power of connection and experience in psychological treatment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with couples and couples related issues. My training and experience are focused in this area. I aid couples struggling with several difficulties, ranging from: communication trouble, increasing emotional closeness, conflict resolution, parenting and surviving infidelity.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with couples and couples related issues. My training and experience are focused in this area. I aid couples struggling with several difficulties, ranging from: communication trouble, increasing emotional closeness, conflict resolution, parenting and surviving infidelity.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with couples and couples related issues. My training and experience are focused in this area. I aid couples struggling with several difficulties, ranging from: communication trouble, increasing emotional closeness, conflict resolution, parenting and surviving infidelity.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel I am very skilled at helping couples in distress, learn how to "say what they mean, and mean what they say." Using EFCT, I have found this evidenced based practice to be fundamentally useful for my couples, whether they are presenting with general communications issues, or with extreme difficulties such as infidelity. I utilize this model for assisting my blended family presentations, and find EFT is effective for not only marital partners, but for many parent/child relational presentations. I have worked with many blended families, and developed a particular soft place for them based on my own challenges in a blended family. In addition, I practice as a certified Rule 31 Family Mediator, and use these specialized skills in teaching couples/families how to diffuse conflict, and reach resolution in complex, highly emotional situations.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am an expert at treating emotionally laden memories of a traumatic nature that interferes with a person current life. The finest of Malibu Treatment Centers send me their clients to resolve these traumas so a person can "move on" with their life. The work I do with people utilizing EMDR is nothing short of miraculous.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am an expert at treating emotionally laden memories of a traumatic nature that interferes with a person current life. The finest of Malibu Treatment Centers send me their clients to resolve these traumas so a person can "move on" with their life. The work I do with people utilizing EMDR is nothing short of miraculous.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their own individual strengths to identify and achieve life goals. I am a masterful story-teller and adds humor when the situation allows. I will develop a treatment plan together and create a time line contract with you.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Two issues in psychotherapy which I feel particularly adept at helping people with are life/career transitions and spiritually sensitive issues. Whether unexpected or by personal choice, situations dealing with life or career changes often involve a number of secondary issues such as, grief, loss, depression and anxiety. By identifying and drawing on personal strengths & abilities, either previously untapped or acquired during former jobs/careers or life experience, I help people find hope and navigate through what can seem a highly uncertain and overwhelming terrain. Spiritually sensitive counseling deals with issues of areas rarely approached by many counselors. More often than one would think, spiritual and/or religious issues pervade and inform our pain and suffering throughout life and can either be a major source for healing or a detriment to it. So, from a non-judgmental stance and in a safe environment of acceptance, together we explore how your own beliefs and spirituality inform your healing and give you strength in painful times. Or maybe your spiritual or religious experiences or learnings have been hurtful. In these cases we can explore strategies to develop a more positive spiritual outlook that might aid in finding a lighting the way with purpose, and meaning in the darkness of suffering.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Two issues in psychotherapy which I feel particularly adept at helping people with are life/career transitions and spiritually sensitive issues. Whether unexpected or by personal choice, situations dealing with life or career changes often involve a number of secondary issues such as, grief, loss, depression and anxiety. By identifying and drawing on personal strengths & abilities, either previously untapped or acquired during former jobs/careers or life experience, I help people find hope and navigate through what can seem a highly uncertain and overwhelming terrain. Spiritually sensitive counseling deals with issues of areas rarely approached by many counselors. More often than one would think, spiritual and/or religious issues pervade and inform our pain and suffering throughout life and can either be a major source for healing or a detriment to it. So, from a non-judgmental stance and in a safe environment of acceptance, together we explore how your own beliefs and spirituality inform your healing and give you strength in painful times. Or maybe your spiritual or religious experiences or learnings have been hurtful. In these cases we can explore strategies to develop a more positive spiritual outlook that might aid in finding a lighting the way with purpose, and meaning in the darkness of suffering.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Two issues in psychotherapy which I feel particularly adept at helping people with are life/career transitions and spiritually sensitive issues. Whether unexpected or by personal choice, situations dealing with life or career changes often involve a number of secondary issues such as, grief, loss, depression and anxiety. By identifying and drawing on personal strengths & abilities, either previously untapped or acquired during former jobs/careers or life experience, I help people find hope and navigate through what can seem a highly uncertain and overwhelming terrain. Spiritually sensitive counseling deals with issues of areas rarely approached by many counselors. More often than one would think, spiritual and/or religious issues pervade and inform our pain and suffering throughout life and can either be a major source for healing or a detriment to it. So, from a non-judgmental stance and in a safe environment of acceptance, together we explore how your own beliefs and spirituality inform your healing and give you strength in painful times. Or maybe your spiritual or religious experiences or learnings have been hurtful. In these cases we can explore strategies to develop a more positive spiritual outlook that might aid in finding a lighting the way with purpose, and meaning in the darkness of suffering.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have over 30 years of experience helping who have been confronted with serious illness and / or disability, grief, loss, attachment disruption, or trauma. As a systems-based therapist, my focus is on the relationship between the members of the family (as opposed to the individual).

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My clinical experience has been extensive with anxiety disorders and I feel capable in evaluating and treating that population. In particular I've worked with many PTSD patients. Similarly, I have worked with the full range of mood disorders and have facility in combining pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy.

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Internal, and interpersonal aggression, including sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, and financial. Also PTSD and related issues (anger, depression, dissociation

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Internal, and interpersonal aggression, including sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, and financial. Also PTSD and related issues (anger, depression, dissociation

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have had extensive traiining and experience working with individuals with dual diagnosis issues using a wide range of evidenced based approaches (e.g.., motivational interviewing, Smart Recovery, integrating the 12-step approach, REBT, CBT). In addiiton, I am a recognized expert in my area for treating indviduals with moderate to severe anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, hoarding, panic, agoraphobia) using CBT, exposure-based, DBT, and ACT techniques.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am particularly interested in helping people move through major life transitions -- whether they’re changes of choice or of necessity. For example, I’ve worked with many women and children moving through divorce or other relationship changes, new parenthood, and personal loss -- including adjustments related to illness or job loss.

Both my training and life experience have shown me the power of art and writing as vehicles of transition through creativity. As a woman who transitioned from being a journalist to full-time parent, then back to grad school and professional life again, I have personal experience with ways of “recreating” myself. I also know the challenges that can accompany change, including fear, anxiety, and self-doubt.

As a therapist, I know that simply talking with the right person about how we got where we are -- and how to begin the move forward -- can be a powerful place to start new journeys forward.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am particularly interested in helping people move through major life transitions -- whether they’re changes of choice or of necessity. For example, I’ve worked with many women and children moving through divorce or other relationship changes, new parenthood, and personal loss -- including adjustments related to illness or job loss.

Both my training and life experience have shown me the power of art and writing as vehicles of transition through creativity. As a woman who transitioned from being a journalist to full-time parent, then back to grad school and professional life again, I have personal experience with ways of “recreating” myself. I also know the challenges that can accompany change, including fear, anxiety, and self-doubt.

As a therapist, I know that simply talking with the right person about how we got where we are -- and how to begin the move forward -- can be a powerful place to start new journeys forward.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am particularly interested in helping people move through major life transitions -- whether they’re changes of choice or of necessity. For example, I’ve worked with many women and children moving through divorce or other relationship changes, new parenthood, and personal loss -- including adjustments related to illness or job loss.

Both my training and life experience have shown me the power of art and writing as vehicles of transition through creativity. As a woman who transitioned from being a journalist to full-time parent, then back to grad school and professional life again, I have personal experience with ways of “recreating” myself. I also know the challenges that can accompany change, including fear, anxiety, and self-doubt.

As a therapist, I know that simply talking with the right person about how we got where we are -- and how to begin the move forward -- can be a powerful place to start new journeys forward.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Much of my work in the past twenty years has centered around grief, separation, and loss and the symptoms of depression and anxiety that often accompany these experiences. I have spent many years researching and writing about one of life's greatest losses - the death of a child.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Much of my work in the past twenty years has centered around grief, separation, and loss and the symptoms of depression and anxiety that often accompany these experiences. I have spent many years researching and writing about one of life's greatest losses - the death of a child.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

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As mentioned I really enjoy working with compulsions, addiction and obsessions. I've found very effective ways to help clients release these behaviors - even when they have tried and failed in the past.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am especially attuned to how we are shaped by our Family of Origin, and the messages we still carry from our upbringing that may no longer serve our best interests. I posess in-depth knowledge of growing up in an alcoholic environment and loss of a parent to death, divorce or mental illness.

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My personal experience of divorce, remarriage, and the blended family brings great insight and compassion to my work with families.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My practice sees a lot of young individuals, ranging from ages 16 to 25. I am not too far from that age range of young individuals, so I am able to relate easily with them, but I am also able to relate easily with older individuals as well. I am also working on certification in EMDR, which I have noticed, has helped many clients significantly alleviate their symptoms of anxiety or trauma in a short amount of time.

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Since I was in graduate school, I have been working with individuals struggling with eating disorders. As a result of this work, I feel that I am qualified to say I am an eating disorders expert, and am confident that I can work with eating disorder patients regardless of how complicated. However, if there are medical complications, I do require my patients to get more extensive help, so that they are getting the care they need. Also, as eating disorders have very little to do with food, I have experience working will a plethora of issues that underlie what is being seen on the outside.

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I specialize in Borderline personality disorder and working with individuals who have difficulty with emotion deregulation. Or individuals who feel that there emotions overwhelm them and interfere with their obtaining the life they want.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have extensive experience working with adults with ADHD / ADD within the context of career advancement and relationships. My direct and supportive style is very helpful for people that want short term goal oriented therapy and want to learn skills to move them forward. The work I do with professionals with ADHD / ADD in San Francisco, Menlo Park/Palo Alto and the Silicon Valley has helped many people find the focus and drive to improve both their personal and professional lives.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have extensive experience working with adults with ADHD / ADD within the context of career advancement and relationships. My direct and supportive style is very helpful for people that want short term goal oriented therapy and want to learn skills to move them forward. The work I do with professionals with ADHD / ADD in San Francisco, Menlo Park/Palo Alto and the Silicon Valley has helped many people find the focus and drive to improve both their personal and professional lives.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am good at helping people in relationships to recognize the repeated difficult and collusive interactions they get caught in in their intimate relationships. Together we can recognize the process, both conscious and unnconscious, that feeds the system,to intervene, and to eventually move beyond what seems like an impossible and frustrating effort to be heard and to get needs meet.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

In addition to my focus on couple work, I have experience, both personal and professional, working with cross cultural issues dealing with immigration, acculturation, and interracial couples.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have worked in the field of addictions since 1998 and that is my passion. The use of substances overlaps general mental health areas in so many ways, it is rare the client I am working with does not have to deal with addiction in some area of their life. From my work with addicts and their families, I have come to love working with the spouces and families of those addicted inviduals especially. Often times they are overlooked in addiction treatment, however, their needs are great. I feel my most personal sense of achievement from this type of work.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I often work with people who are healing from emotionally traumatic experiences, and/or who are struggling with an addiction issue. Self-empowerment; understanding the meaning beyond mental health diagnoses and life challenges; combining process work with taking action in the world -- these are some of the areas in which I have a lot of personal and professional experience.
I've devoted my whole life to understanding how to heal from emotional trauma. It is my life's work to share my knowledge and expertise.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

In addition to my private practice work, I have previous experience as a medical social worker and hospice care worker which allows me to work effectively with clients who are struggling with illness or aging, either their own, or that of their loved ones and I am skilled in helping clients work through grief, loss, and bereavement.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

In addition to my private practice work, I have previous experience as a medical social worker and hospice care worker which allows me to work effectively with clients who are struggling with illness or aging, either their own, or that of their loved ones and I am skilled in helping clients work through grief, loss, and bereavement.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My personal expertise is working with people impacted by chronic digestive illnesses. I spent 8 years at Northwestern University Medical School working with clients who had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD; Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colits), Eosinophlic GI Diseases (EGIDs), globus, and GERD. My doctoral dissertation was on stigma perception in patients with IBD and how this affected their illness and mental health. I also was part of several research studies, including a clinical trial evaluating CBT to treat IBS. I am also trained in medical hypnotherapy. While my clinical and research experience are important, I also have volunteered extensively with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, including Camp Oasis for kids and teens affected by IBD. I do my best to go out and meet others affected by IBD, hear their stories, and translate this into doing the best work I can with my clients.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am a post graduate trained marriage and family therapist as well as a trained hypnotherapist. I have also worked with adolescents my whole career. I am especially adept at working with relationship issues

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am a post graduate trained marriage and family therapist as well as a trained hypnotherapist. I have also worked with adolescents my whole career. I am especially adept at working with relationship issues

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am a post graduate trained marriage and family therapist as well as a trained hypnotherapist. I have also worked with adolescents my whole career. I am especially adept at working with relationship issues

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am a post graduate trained marriage and family therapist as well as a trained hypnotherapist. I have also worked with adolescents my whole career. I am especially adept at working with relationship issues

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am especially passionate about working with women in the postpartum period. During this transitional time of life, many emotions are experienced. It's the negative ones that creep up on us, tearing down our enjoyment of this most precious time. One of the most discouraging realizations is, "All these other mothers are so happy around me, making great memories with their baby. So why do I feel like garbage?" PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call me if you feel sad, lonely, are crying for no reason, have intrusive images of your baby being injured, have unwanted thoughts of injuring your baby, clean the house instead of tending to your baby's needs, have thoughts of hurting yourself, or want to give up on being a parent.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

OCD and anxiety are areas where we have a lot of experience. Brief Strategic Therapy is designed to understand the unique logic that underpins OCD and panic and to develop strategies to bring those symptoms to annulment, sing the same logic.

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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

OCD and anxiety are areas where we have a lot of experience. Brief Strategic Therapy is designed to understand the unique logic that underpins OCD and panic and to develop strategies to bring those symptoms to annulment, sing the same logic.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My Treatment Specializations Include:

Couples and Individual Sex Therapy
Sex Addiction Treatment
Sexual Dysfunctions (including Erectile Dysfunction; Rapid or Retarded Ejaculation; Vulvadynia, Vaginismus)
Loss of Sexual Desire/ Low Libido
Sexual Anorexia
Sexual Phobias
Depression and Anxiety
Major Life Adjustment Issues (Divorce, Move/Relocation, Loss of Job; New Career; Birth or Adoption)
Grief/Loss (of loved one or the loss of a previous romantic relationship or miscarriage/stillbirth)

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I find a common topic that is presented in sessions is codependency. I think many codependent characteristics, such as putting other people's needs in front of our own, and not asking for help when we need it, appear in so many us naturally. However, these codependent traits can become so consuming that they create unwanted side-effects such as anxiety, fatigue, depression, and low self-esteem. I strive to work with clients to find a healthy balance between caring for themselves and others.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I find a common topic that is presented in sessions is codependency. I think many codependent characteristics, such as putting other people's needs in front of our own, and not asking for help when we need it, appear in so many us naturally. However, these codependent traits can become so consuming that they create unwanted side-effects such as anxiety, fatigue, depression, and low self-esteem. I strive to work with clients to find a healthy balance between caring for themselves and others.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I find a common topic that is presented in sessions is codependency. I think many codependent characteristics, such as putting other people's needs in front of our own, and not asking for help when we need it, appear in so many us naturally. However, these codependent traits can become so consuming that they create unwanted side-effects such as anxiety, fatigue, depression, and low self-esteem. I strive to work with clients to find a healthy balance between caring for themselves and others.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I find a common topic that is presented in sessions is codependency. I think many codependent characteristics, such as putting other people's needs in front of our own, and not asking for help when we need it, appear in so many us naturally. However, these codependent traits can become so consuming that they create unwanted side-effects such as anxiety, fatigue, depression, and low self-esteem. I strive to work with clients to find a healthy balance between caring for themselves and others.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I find a common topic that is presented in sessions is codependency. I think many codependent characteristics, such as putting other people's needs in front of our own, and not asking for help when we need it, appear in so many us naturally. However, these codependent traits can become so consuming that they create unwanted side-effects such as anxiety, fatigue, depression, and low self-esteem. I strive to work with clients to find a healthy balance between caring for themselves and others.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am passionate about helping couples who are struggling to make it work, fighting over finances, parenting, trust, infidelity, addiction, poor communication skills, sex, intimacy, anger etc. If you are willing to put in the work and effort it takes, then I assure you that together there is nothing that we cannot accomplish. Our significant relationships from the past and the present have such a profound impact on our mental, emotional and even physical health. The quality of our family systems is essential to our society as a whole. I am driven to help others improve not only their lives but all of the lives around them. Helping to improve Moms and Dads relationships, indirectly improves the lives of their children and their children's children. Ultimately making the world a better place one family at a time!

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My specialty is marriage counseling. I have extensive training in family systems therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I have combined these approaches to develop my own unique marriage counseling approach. I believe most couples can resolve conflict and reconnect by changing how they communicate with one another. Successful couples communicate in a particular way. As a marriage counseling expert, I teach couples to implement these communication skills so they can restore their marriage to newfound levels of happiness.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Constantly learning and improving my clinical skills is very important to me. I am certified in Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and I am a member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). I also have training in Dialectical behavioral Therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy. I try to stay up-to-date on the latest strategies for therapeutic success.

In addition to my work with adults, my professional experience includes working with young adults, children and adolescents struggling with school/life challenges. I have a school certification and several years of experience in assisting with these types of issues.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Constantly learning and improving my clinical skills is very important to me. I am certified in Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and I am a member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). I also have training in Dialectical behavioral Therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy. I try to stay up-to-date on the latest strategies for therapeutic success.

In addition to my work with adults, my professional experience includes working with young adults, children and adolescents struggling with school/life challenges. I have a school certification and several years of experience in assisting with these types of issues.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I love working with people who are struggling with anxiety! This is probably because, in my past, I also struggled with anxiety. I know how it feels and I know the tools that work to manage it. I let my clients know that anxiety does not need to rule their lives and I give them the strategies and tools they need to put anxiety in its place!

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders,phobias, and PTSD, while I also have a general practice where I handle a wide range of issues that concern individuals, couples and families, resolving painful feelings without overwhelming, using proven effective techniques.
I am passionate about a solid therapeutic relationship that supports you in aligning with you at your best and in developing the skills that you need to live your best life. I understand the difficulty involved in choosing the right therapist and look forward to helping you choose the best person for you and your situation. Don't hesitate to call me to set up a free initial telephone consultation.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I tend to work well with clients trying to sort through identity issues and life transitions. I also have extensive experience working with couples, eating disorders (particularly bulimia and binge-eating disorder, and body image struggles), and pregnancy/post-partum issues.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I believe psychotherapy helps you by open your world to different points of view, so you can have more options for your life. For example, if you are trying to develop your own set of beliefs or values, it might be helpful for you to look at those you were raised with and decide which work and which you will discard. Psychotherapy also helps people see their patterns of limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviors and make changes so they can find new ways to to lead a more fulfilling life. One of the most important purposes of psychotherapy is as a vehicle to get to know who you are and that you can change and make different choices for yourself.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I believe psychotherapy helps you by open your world to different points of view, so you can have more options for your life. For example, if you are trying to develop your own set of beliefs or values, it might be helpful for you to look at those you were raised with and decide which work and which you will discard. Psychotherapy also helps people see their patterns of limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviors and make changes so they can find new ways to to lead a more fulfilling life. One of the most important purposes of psychotherapy is as a vehicle to get to know who you are and that you can change and make different choices for yourself.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I believe psychotherapy helps you by open your world to different points of view, so you can have more options for your life. For example, if you are trying to develop your own set of beliefs or values, it might be helpful for you to look at those you were raised with and decide which work and which you will discard. Psychotherapy also helps people see their patterns of limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviors and make changes so they can find new ways to to lead a more fulfilling life. One of the most important purposes of psychotherapy is as a vehicle to get to know who you are and that you can change and make different choices for yourself.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Studies have shown that, regardless of technique, the primary method of change is through the therapeutic relationship. This is not to say that theories, skill, and technique don't matter, rather that all the theories and techniques if done outside of a caring therapeutic relationship have limited effectiveness. There is a saying "wounding happens in relationship and therefore must be healing within relationship." As social beings, we need to be born witness to, to get that somebody "gets" us. Therapist wisdom and the therapist's commitment to their own process is critical to the client's healing.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Through the psychotherapeutic relationship, clients gain insight and understanding of patterns of the mind and behavior that are impeding their personal growth. The result is often a positive change in feelings and thoughts about the self, a resolution of symptoms or improvement in symptoms, an increase in security and fulfillment in relationships, and a more creative, meaningful and productive life.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

psychotherapy helps people because it gives them an outlet to hear them speak to a nonjudgemental person that will be neutral. Sometimes hearing youself talk brings you closer to acheiving insight and your own answers.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I believe that throughout a women's life, she is learning lessons and guidelines about how the world works and how to relate to her environment. Therapy aims to provide a safe environment in which people can explore and identifying the rules by which they live, and then evaluate for themselves whether continuing to operate in this fashion is moving them towards, or away from, their life values. For example, people often develop rules about their emotional experiences. Maybe you were told as a child that what you were feeling was wrong or not okay, and you shouldn’t feel that way. These messages get internalized, and as an adult, you continue to tell yourself, "I can't feel this way," and develop a style of coping by which you push away and avoid unwanted and unpleasant experiences. Research and experience tells us that often this approach ends up creating additional problems and suffering. Therapy can provide an opportunity to learn a new style of managing emotional experiences that will ultimately lead to a better outcome.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy either facilitates change or assists and supports the individual to accept the unchangeable and find healthy ways
to cope.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy should help people feel comfortable in their own skin. It should give them ways of handling personal challenges without feeling overwhelmed. It should connect them to their values and skills, as well as the resources that can help strengthen them. It should lessen suffering, increase well-being and deepen compassion. Therapy should be a caring and respectful, shared journey, which leaves both therapist and their client with more than when they began their work together.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy helps when an individual's outer life is congruent with his inner Self

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy provides a relationship in which the person is seen and understood in a way perhaps no other person in the clients life has ever done. The therapist does not react to the persons defenses, helps the person see and understand their defenses, listens to the thoughts and feelngs of the client, interprets historic precedents for behaviors, keeps a focus on the highest potential of the person they are working with, is reliably present, on time, keeps thier part of the contract all which provides a safe place for the client to experience relief from stress and their problems

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy provides a relationship in which the person is seen and understood in a way perhaps no other person in the clients life has ever done. The therapist does not react to the persons defenses, helps the person see and understand their defenses, listens to the thoughts and feelngs of the client, interprets historic precedents for behaviors, keeps a focus on the highest potential of the person they are working with, is reliably present, on time, keeps thier part of the contract all which provides a safe place for the client to experience relief from stress and their problems

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy provides a relationship in which the person is seen and understood in a way perhaps no other person in the clients life has ever done. The therapist does not react to the persons defenses, helps the person see and understand their defenses, listens to the thoughts and feelngs of the client, interprets historic precedents for behaviors, keeps a focus on the highest potential of the person they are working with, is reliably present, on time, keeps thier part of the contract all which provides a safe place for the client to experience relief from stress and their problems

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy provides a relationship in which the person is seen and understood in a way perhaps no other person in the clients life has ever done. The therapist does not react to the persons defenses, helps the person see and understand their defenses, listens to the thoughts and feelngs of the client, interprets historic precedents for behaviors, keeps a focus on the highest potential of the person they are working with, is reliably present, on time, keeps thier part of the contract all which provides a safe place for the client to experience relief from stress and their problems

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy provides a relationship in which the person is seen and understood in a way perhaps no other person in the clients life has ever done. The therapist does not react to the persons defenses, helps the person see and understand their defenses, listens to the thoughts and feelngs of the client, interprets historic precedents for behaviors, keeps a focus on the highest potential of the person they are working with, is reliably present, on time, keeps thier part of the contract all which provides a safe place for the client to experience relief from stress and their problems

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy provides a relationship in which the person is seen and understood in a way perhaps no other person in the clients life has ever done. The therapist does not react to the persons defenses, helps the person see and understand their defenses, listens to the thoughts and feelngs of the client, interprets historic precedents for behaviors, keeps a focus on the highest potential of the person they are working with, is reliably present, on time, keeps thier part of the contract all which provides a safe place for the client to experience relief from stress and their problems

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy provides a relationship in which the person is seen and understood in a way perhaps no other person in the clients life has ever done. The therapist does not react to the persons defenses, helps the person see and understand their defenses, listens to the thoughts and feelngs of the client, interprets historic precedents for behaviors, keeps a focus on the highest potential of the person they are working with, is reliably present, on time, keeps thier part of the contract all which provides a safe place for the client to experience relief from stress and their problems

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

It is often distress and suffering that brings us into therapy. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity for our experience to be deeply attended to, respected, and understood. It is when we give our internal world the attention it deserves that we will find the relief and clarity we seek.

Psychotherapy is also an invitation to GROW. It is an opportunity to learn about what has shaped you as a person, to bring more awareness to the beliefs and patterns you inherited or learned as a child, and to invite more CHOICE into how you live and relate to others. By incorporating mindfulness and body awareness into the work, I help clients have a more direct experience of their internal wisdom and compass.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy helps clients understand why they repeat negative, self-defeating behaviors and guides them with techniques that will render new insight and self-awareness into positive changes. Psychotherapy helps clients identify and work through unsettled emotions, trauma, loss, family issues, anxiety, sadness, addictions, relationship patterns and ways of thinking that hinder development.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Why therapy? I understand that you come to me with your hopes and dreams, that your decision to invest in me may be the most important decision you make, now or ever, and that it is not an easy one. At a time when finances are strained, it is difficult to make choices. I understand the sacrifices that may be required - in terms of time,in terms of money, trusting that someone else, someone you don't even know, can help you. And yet, you find yourself thinking " It shouldn't be so hard." "Is this all there is?" life is " not as you pictured it". Or you're worried about losing your job, transitioning to meet the new demands of your current career or the need to change your field or adjust your expectations? Are your friends anywhere but here? Are your closest relationships with your electronic devices? Has your family split apart? Is your relationship floundering? Are you raising your children alone or battling the other parent over times and values? Are you afraid you will never have children or afraid to have them in such an insecure world? YOU DO NOT NEED TO FACE SUCH QUESTIONS, from crisis of confidence to crisis of meaning, ALONE. In today's world I believe we need more, much more, from therapy than problem solving. I believe we need present focused, INSPIRED professionals who understand that you want to feel alive, not just 'not broken', to move from the practical problems of daily life to the possible. It is my greatest pleasure to be given the opportunity to help you

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Why therapy? I understand that you come to me with your hopes and dreams, that your decision to invest in me may be the most important decision you make, now or ever, and that it is not an easy one. At a time when finances are strained, it is difficult to make choices. I understand the sacrifices that may be required - in terms of time,in terms of money, trusting that someone else, someone you don't even know, can help you. And yet, you find yourself thinking " It shouldn't be so hard." "Is this all there is?" life is " not as you pictured it". Or you're worried about losing your job, transitioning to meet the new demands of your current career or the need to change your field or adjust your expectations? Are your friends anywhere but here? Are your closest relationships with your electronic devices? Has your family split apart? Is your relationship floundering? Are you raising your children alone or battling the other parent over times and values? Are you afraid you will never have children or afraid to have them in such an insecure world? YOU DO NOT NEED TO FACE SUCH QUESTIONS, from crisis of confidence to crisis of meaning, ALONE. In today's world I believe we need more, much more, from therapy than problem solving. I believe we need present focused, INSPIRED professionals who understand that you want to feel alive, not just 'not broken', to move from the practical problems of daily life to the possible. It is my greatest pleasure to be given the opportunity

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Why therapy? I understand that you come to me with your hopes and dreams, that your decision to invest in me may be the most important decision you make, now or ever, and that it is not an easy one. At a time when finances are strained, it is difficult to make choices. I understand the sacrifices that may be required - in terms of time,in terms of money, trusting that someone else, someone you don\'t even know, can help you. And yet, you find yourself thinking \" It shouldn\'t be so hard.\" \"Is this all there is?\" life is \" not as you pictured it\". Or you\'re worried about losing your job, transitioning to meet the new demands of your current career or the need to change your field or adjust your expectations? Are your friends anywhere but here? Are your closest relationships with your electronic devices? Has your family split apart? Is your relationship floundering? Are you raising your children alone or battling the other parent over times and values? Are you afraid you will never have children or afraid to have them in such an insecure world? YOU DO NOT NEED TO FACE SUCH QUESTIONS, from crisis of confidence to crisis of meaning, ALONE. In today\'s world I believe we need more, much more, from therapy than problem solving. I believe we need present focused, INSPIRED professionals who understand that you want to feel alive, not just \'not broken\', to move from the practical problems of daily life to the possible. It is my greatest pleasure to

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

WHY THERAPY?
"No problem can be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it"
Albert Einstein I understand that you come to me with your hopes and dreams as well as shame and pain and that your decision to invest in me may be the most important decision you make, now or ever.I know it is not an easy one. At a time when finances are strained, it is difficult to make choices. I understand the sacrifices that may be required - in terms of time,in terms of money, trusting that someone else, someone you don't even know, can help you. And yet, you find yourself thinking " It shouldn't be so hard." "Is this all there is?" Life is "not as you pictured it". Or you're worried about losing your job, transitioning to meet the new demands of your current career or the need to change your field or adjust your expectations. Are your friends anywhere but here? Are your closest relationships with your electronic devices? Has your family split apart? Is your relationship floundering? Are you raising your children alone or battling the other parent over times and values? Are you afraid you will never have children or afraid to have them in such an insecure world? YOU DO NOT NEED TO FACE SUCH QUESTIONS ALONE. In today's world I believe we need more, much more, from therapy than problem solving. I believe we need present focused, INSPIRED professionals who understand that you want to feel alive, not just 'not

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to gently guide and support the client's expression and exploration of their authentic self, opening to self awareness, compassion and choicefulness.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to gently guide and support the client\'s expression and exploration of their authentic self, opening to self awareness, compassion and choicefulness.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my opinion, the purpose of psychotherapy is to set someone free. Generally, people seek therapy because they feel stuck or unable to make healthy choices. Psychotherapy can offer some insight and empowerment to help people release themselves from these stuck places to to live their most optimal life. The purpose of therapy is to emancipate. It explores the way we limit our lives and it extends hope during times of despair.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my opinion the purpose of psychotherapy is to assist people to resolve their presenting problems to become more accepting and loving of themselves , more able to give and receive love, to feel more effective and in control of their life at whatever stage of life and in whatever circumstances.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my opinion the purpose of psychotherapy is to assist people to resolve their presenting problems to become more accepting and loving of themselves , more able to give and receive love, to feel more effective and in control of their life at whatever stage of life and in whatever circumstances.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my opinion the purpose of psychotherapy is to assist people to resolve their presenting problems to become more accepting and loving of themselves , more able to give and receive love, to feel more effective and in control of their life at whatever stage of life and in whatever circumstances.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my opinion the purpose of psychotherapy is to assist people to resolve their presenting problems to become more accepting and loving of themselves , more able to give and receive love, to feel more effective and in control of their life at whatever stage of life and in whatever circumstances.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my opinion the purpose of psychotherapy is to assist people to resolve their presenting problems to become more accepting and loving of themselves , more able to give and receive love, to feel more effective and in control of their life at whatever stage of life and in whatever circumstances.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to create a workable life that allows for happiness.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Briefly, the purpose of psychotherapy is about "change! Since, it cannot be overemphasized that it's not about change per se, then, change in psychotherapy must be positive and purposeful! It is THE desirable change, the change that the client hopes can be achieved, with the help of a good therapist.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Briefly, the purpose of psychotherapy is about "change! Since, it cannot be overemphasized that it's not about change per se, then, change in psychotherapy must be positive and purposeful! It is THE desirable change, the change that the client hopes can be achieved, with the help of a good therapist.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

There are many different reasons why people may choose to pursue psychotherapy, and each client brings a set of personal goals to treatment. However, I believe that the deepest purpose of psychotherapy is to help people to find greater meaning and fulfillment in their lives. For any given client, this may mean reducing stress, enhancing one's mood, or improving their relationships. All such areas of progress serve the ultimate purpose of improving the quality of a client’s life in an ongoing way.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I feel the purpose of psychotherapy is to assist clients in finding their strengths and own inner solutions to the issues they are facing. I feel facilitating healing and finding concrete solutions to the problems and issues clients are facing is a big part of psychotherapy. Presenting concrete, practical possibilities for clients to consider are also a helpful part of psychotherapy. But ultimately it is the client who decides what is a best solution to their issues. The therapist is a facilitator and guide in the clients journey to healing and wholeness.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To develop deeper understanding of oneself and others.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Therapy should help people feel comfortable in their own skin. It should give them ways of handling personal challenges without feeling overwhelmed. It should connect them to their values and skills, as well as the resources that can help strengthen them. It should lessen suffering, increase well-being and deepen compassion. Therapy should be a caring and respectful, shared journey, which leaves both therapist and their client with more than when they began their work together.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to give emotional support and advise to those who acknowledge the need to discuss their situation with an objective third party. Psychotherapy teaches people different ways to cope. Family and relationship conflicts can be aided by sitting together with a mediator. Psychotherapy helps to identify emotions. Through the work accomplished in therapy, clients will realize that changes can be made to improve self esteem and create a sense of well-being. They know their challenges was met, worked through, and overcome, sometimes to surprising results.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

My passion for practicing psychology comes from several areas. My primary work motivation comes from helping clients go from struggling to feeling more peaceful, from confusion to clarity, and from questioning their ability to overcome to overcoming. Watching people learn how to cope, identify their challenges and meet those challenges head on, and give themselves permission to set goals and have dreams is a gratifying experience for me to aid in and observe. Another motivation comes from my desire to teach others better ways to cope with the struggles they have. I like to teach. A third reason I enjoy practicing my profession is my ability to empathize with others and stretch my thinking to see situations from many points of view.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to give emotional support and advise to those who acknowledge the need to discuss their situation with an objective third party. Psychotherapy teaches people different ways to cope. Family and relationship conflicts can be aided by sitting together with a mediator. Psychotherapy helps to identify emotions. Through the work accomplished in therapy, clients will realize that changes can be made to improve self esteem and create a sense of well-being. They know their challenges was met, worked through, and overcome, sometimes to surprising results.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

My passion for practicing psychology comes from several areas. My primary work motivation comes from helping clients go from struggling to feeling more peaceful, from confusion to clarity, and from questioning their ability to overcome to overcoming. Watching people learn how to cope, identify their challenges and meet those challenges head on, and give themselves permission to set goals and have dreams is a gratifying experience for me to aid in and observe. Another motivation comes from my desire to teach others better ways to cope with the struggles they have. I like to teach. A third reason I enjoy practicing my profession is my ability to empathize with others and stretch my thinking to see situations from many points of view.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to give emotional support and advise to those who acknowledge the need to discuss their situation with an objective third party. Psychotherapy teaches people different ways to cope. Family and relationship conflicts can be aided by sitting together with a mediator. Psychotherapy helps to identify emotions. Through the work accomplished in therapy, clients will realize that changes can be made to improve self esteem and create a sense of well-being. They know their challenges was met, worked through, and overcome, sometimes to surprising results.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe that the purpose of psychotherapy is to help a person come to their own conclusions, solutions and answers by accompanying them in their process.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe that the purpose of psychotherapy is to help a person come to their own conclusions, solutions and answers by accompanying them in their process.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe that the purpose of psychotherapy is to help a person come to their own conclusions, solutions and answers by accompanying them in their process.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

the purpose of psychotherapy is individuation: helping an individual find is own authentic path and to find meaning in his life.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

the purpose of psychotherapy is individuation: helping an individual find is own authentic path and to find meaning in his life.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy in my opinion can be different for different people. But in general it is to help people increase their self-awareness and begin to examine the issues in their lives with the assistance of a thoughtful and empathic guide. That increased awareness of one’s thoughts and feelings, as well as one’s past and present relationships and experiences can serve many purposes, but the most central is that it offers the chance for self-integration and the strengthening of one’s sense of self. With a stronger self or identity, it becomes easier for people to deal with future difficulties. Their life develops more of a sense of cohesion and balance and they move toward a sense of integrity which Erick Erikson believed was the ultimate goal of a life well-lived.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe the purpose of psychotherapy is to help clients deepen their awareness,and acceptance of themselves and others so they will feel empowered to take actions that are congruent with their core values.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To help the client gain skills to become their own therapist.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to assist when your life is feeling stuck in patterns which aren't working. There are many methods for accomplishing this, and my typical approach is to see each person and situation as a unique expression of systemic patterns.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe that psychotherapy should be an empowering process that provides people with skills and insights that they can use throughout their live.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe that psychotherapy should be an empowering process that provides people with skills and insights that they can use throughout their live.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To provide a relationship in which a suffering person can move beyond old patterns that limit his/her satisfaction in life.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Change and wellness. This is why I believe psychotherapy is so important, it can assist those that want to make changes in their life and may have difficulty finding where to start. I also believe that psychotherapy is a way to feel happy and healthy, I don't believe individuals need to be "fixed" . I believe they need guidance to find a better way of living that creates peace of mind.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I see counseling as a process in which you and I work together in an effort to develop a relationship founded on trust and understanding so we can explore and define the issues that led you to seek counseling, allowing you to effectively develop both your life goals and plans for implementing those goals, as well as striving towards realizing those goals.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I see counseling as a process in which you and I work together in an effort to develop a relationship founded on trust and understanding so we can explore and define the issues that led you to seek counseling, allowing you to effectively develop both your life goals and plans for implementing those goals, as well as striving towards realizing those goals.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy allows individuals to process information in a neutral, safe, and unbiased environment. Psychotherapy allows invidivuals to develop self skills and strategies, develop insights and new beginnings, as well as find resolution and self worth.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I feel the purpose of psychotherapy is to help each individual either develop or improve certain life skills. It may be with changing how you react to certain situations, or improving listening skills so you can hear what the other is really saying.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I feel the purpose of psychotherapy is to help each individual either develop or improve certain life skills. It may be with changing how you react to certain situations, or improving listening skills so you can hear what the other is really saying.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To solve the problems that keep people stuck in their lives and to help them create a new equilibrium that is more functional and fulfilling.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To solve the problems that keep people stuck in their lives and to help them create a new equilibrium that is more functional and fulfilling.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

To solve the problems that keep people stuck in their lives and to help them create a new equilibrium that is more functional and fulfilling.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my experience psychotherapy is a nuanced and personal experience. For some it affords the opportunity to resolve an immediate problem concerning a romantic or fmaily relationship, work, school, or friendships. For others it affords the time and space to work through longer standing struggles with mood, identity, feelings about self-worth, and well being. It is my place to listen carefully and facilitate a process that most closely meets these needs. When I meet a new client who is new to psychotherapy and is mabivalent, not knowing what to expect, I often ask them to try several sessions during which we we will both stay open and curious about they do and don't understand about their needs and how therapy can meet them. Over time, my clients appreciate having the room to grapple with their mood changes, existential dilemmas, relational obstacles, and painful experiences and memories. But I also work collaboratively and take my cues from my clients, and if asked for guidance about specific life tasks or critical problems, I will try to offer it.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my experience psychotherapy is a nuanced and personal experience. For some it affords the opportunity to resolve an immediate problem concerning a romantic or fmaily relationship, work, school, or friendships. For others it affords the time and space to work through longer standing struggles with mood, identity, feelings about self-worth, and well being. It is my place to listen carefully and facilitate a process that most closely meets these needs. When I meet a new client who is new to psychotherapy and is mabivalent, not knowing what to expect, I often ask them to try several sessions during which we we will both stay open and curious about they do and don't understand about their needs and how therapy can meet them. Over time, my clients appreciate having the room to grapple with their mood changes, existential dilemmas, relational obstacles, and painful experiences and memories. But I also work collaboratively and take my cues from my clients, and if asked for guidance about specific life tasks or critical problems, I will try to offer it.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my experience psychotherapy is a nuanced and personal experience. For some it affords the opportunity to resolve an immediate problem concerning a romantic or fmaily relationship, work, school, or friendships. For others it affords the time and space to work through longer standing struggles with mood, identity, feelings about self-worth, and well being. It is my place to listen carefully and facilitate a process that most closely meets these needs. When I meet a new client who is new to psychotherapy and is mabivalent, not knowing what to expect, I often ask them to try several sessions during which we we will both stay open and curious about they do and don\'t understand about their needs and how therapy can meet them. Over time, my clients appreciate having the room to grapple with their mood changes, existential dilemmas, relational obstacles, and painful experiences and memories. But I also work collaboratively and take my cues from my clients, and if asked for guidance about specific life tasks or critical problems, I will try to offer it.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my experience psychotherapy is a nuanced and personal experience. For some it affords the opportunity to resolve an immediate problem concerning a romantic or fmaily relationship, work, school, or friendships. For others it affords the time and space to work through longer standing struggles with mood, identity, feelings about self-worth, and well being. It is my place to listen carefully and facilitate a process that most closely meets these needs. When I meet a new client who is new to psychotherapy and is mabivalent, not knowing what to expect, I often ask them to try several sessions during which we we will both stay open and curious about they do and don\\\'t understand about their needs and how therapy can meet them. Over time, my clients appreciate having the room to grapple with their mood changes, existential dilemmas, relational obstacles, and painful experiences and memories. But I also work collaboratively and take my cues from my clients, and if asked for guidance about specific life tasks or critical problems, I will try to offer it.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my experience psychotherapy is a nuanced and personal experience. For some it affords the opportunity to resolve an immediate problem concerning a romantic or fmaily relationship, work, school, or friendships. For others it affords the time and space to work through longer standing struggles with mood, identity, feelings about self-worth, and well being. It is my place to listen carefully and facilitate a process that most closely meets these needs. When I meet a new client who is new to psychotherapy and is mabivalent, not knowing what to expect, I often ask them to try several sessions during which we we will both stay open and curious about they do and don\\\\\\\'t understand about their needs and how therapy can meet them. Over time, my clients appreciate having the room to grapple with their mood changes, existential dilemmas, relational obstacles, and painful experiences and memories. But I also work collaboratively and take my cues from my clients, and if asked for guidance about specific life tasks or critical problems, I will try to offer it.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my experience psychotherapy is a nuanced and personal experience. For some it affords the opportunity to resolve an immediate problem concerning a romantic or fmaily relationship, work, school, or friendships. For others it affords the time and space to work through longer standing struggles with mood, identity, feelings about self-worth, and well being. It is my place to listen carefully and facilitate a process that most closely meets these needs. When I meet a new client who is new to psychotherapy and is mabivalent, not knowing what to expect, I often ask them to try several sessions during which we we will both stay open and curious about they do and don't understand about their needs and how therapy can meet them. Over time, my clients appreciate having the room to grapple with their mood changes, existential dilemmas, relational obstacles, and painful experiences and memories. But I also work collaboratively and take my cues from my clients, and if asked for guidance about specific life tasks or critical problems, I will try to offer it.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my experience psychotherapy is a nuanced and personal experience. For some it affords the opportunity to resolve an immediate problem concerning a romantic or fmaily relationship, work, school, or friendships. For others it affords the time and space to work through longer standing struggles with mood, identity, feelings about self-worth, and well being. It is my place to listen carefully and facilitate a process that most closely meets these needs. When I meet a new client who is new to psychotherapy and is mabivalent, not knowing what to expect, I often ask them to try several sessions during which we we will both stay open and curious about they do and don't understand about their needs and how therapy can meet them. Over time, my clients appreciate having the room to grapple with their mood changes, existential dilemmas, relational obstacles, and painful experiences and memories. But I also work collaboratively and take my cues from my clients, and if asked for guidance about specific life tasks or critical problems, I will try to offer it.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

In my experience psychotherapy is a nuanced and personal experience. For some it affords the opportunity to resolve an immediate problem concerning a romantic or fmaily relationship, work, school, or friendships. For others it affords the time and space to work through longer standing struggles with mood, identity, feelings about self-worth, and well being. It is my place to listen carefully and facilitate a process that most closely meets these needs. When I meet a new client who is new to psychotherapy and is mabivalent, not knowing what to expect, I often ask them to try several sessions during which we we will both stay open and curious about they do and don\'t understand about their needs and how therapy can meet them. Over time, my clients appreciate having the room to grapple with their mood changes, existential dilemmas, relational obstacles, and painful experiences and memories. But I also work collaboratively and take my cues from my clients, and if asked for guidance about specific life tasks or critical problems, I will try to offer it.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The fundamental purpose of psychotherapy is to empower clients with the tools that they need and want to have the most meaningful and deeply fulfilling lives that they can, whatever that means to/looks like for them. By the way, I think all of these questions are wonderful and am happy to discuss any of them with prospective clients.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

¬¬¬The purpose of life in my opinion is to evolve continuously and reach for greater happiness and fulfillment. Sometimes we are stuck because of poor parenting, traumas, and loss and we need help to move through these experiences in a healthy and productive way. Psychotherapy provides the support and guidance to face our fears, normalize our experience, and better understand what we need to realize our highest potential.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring yet boundaried way.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring yet boundaried way.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring yet boundaried way.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring yet boundaried way.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring yet boundaried way.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in \'contact\' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in \'contact\' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in \'contact\' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in \'contact\' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in \'contact\' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in \'contact\' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I LOVE the emotional connection and shared experience that emerges when two people are in 'contact' with one another in a caring, safe and boundaried way. Through this connection, a corrective emotional experience occurs that brings the patient resolution.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love most about being a therapist is being able to help clients improve t

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I consider helping people heal themselves my calling. It is who I am, in my soul. I love holding the space of unconditional love and support for others. I feel a deep connection to humanity and feel the oneness while I'm with my clients. Witnessing beautiful transformation within my clients is an honor.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

This is a philosophical question. I love being a therapist because a therapist is who I am. Let me elaborate. All of us at one time or another have contemplated our existence or purpose in life. Some of us ponder on this philosophical question quite extensively while others only give it a brief look and move on with their lives. And the answers people come up with are just as diverse. Some believe we exist for no special reason or purpose, period. Other individuals believe in a God or Supreme Being that either has a grand plan for our lives or is a passive observer of our lives only to get involved during times of trauma or stress. For myself, I have a believe system that encompasses all theories and philosophies. Since I have no knowledge of what the real answer is (if there is one) I eagerly keep myself open to all ideas and perspectives on this subject. With that said, I have looked at myself from every possible angle, school, or belief that I have had time to study - religion, mystic beliefs, psychological and personality theories, my family tree and history, astrology, numerology, and the "because I would do it for free" theory. All of these methods of self-discovery point to the same answer, I was born to be a therapist. Would I help people discover their full potential for free? Absolutely! That's how much I love being a therapist.
I am passionate abut mental health and psychotherapy because I believe every profession must have a strong foundation in order for it to

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love watching clients as they learn to tap into their inner strength and overcome the obstacles that are weighing them down.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Dsicovering the endless possiblilities and avenues for change, transformation and growth.
The diversity of issues, experiences and goals clients come to therapy with.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love the aliveness of being with someoneone in genuine connection, something that too few people get to experience. It can be a moment of compassion, or bubling laughter, tenderness, irony or understanding. I love those moments when we connect - know we have connected - and are reassured by our acceptance of the other.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love the aliveness of being with someoneone in genuine connection, something that too few people get to experience. It can be a moment of compassion, or bubling laughter, tenderness, irony or understanding. I love those moments when we connect - know we have connected - and are reassured by our acceptance of the other.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love about being a therapist is that I get to make a significant difference in people's lives. I am constantly challenge to change my perception, to see an artistic process in the way people change and grow, and to evolve along with my clients. As a therapist, I have the privilege of witnessing the birth of potential in each person. I am passionate about this field because mental health is the key to accomplishing great things and overcoming most obstacles -- even when very real physical health obstacles exist.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love guiding, making safe and accompanying people in the honest , courageous , at times frightening process of facing what is emotionally painful and not working in their lives -whether relationship, family, work or career or spirituality -and finding within those very issues the seeds of strength, healing, confidence and renewal.I have in my 30 years of practice been honored to witness the restoration of this human capacity for resilience and growth.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love guiding, making safe and accompanying people in the honest , courageous , at times frightening process of facing what is emotionally painful and not working in their lives -whether relationship, family, work or career or spirituality -and finding within those very issues the seeds of strength, healing, confidence and renewal.I have in my 30 years of practice been honored to witness the restoration of this human capacity for resilience and growth.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love guiding, making safe and accompanying people in the honest , courageous , at times frightening process of facing what is emotionally painful and not working in their lives -whether relationship, family, work or career or spirituality -and finding within those very issues the seeds of strength, healing, confidence and renewal.I have in my 30 years of practice been honored to witness the restoration of this human capacity for resilience and growth.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love guiding, making safe and accompanying people in the honest , courageous , at times frightening process of facing what is emotionally painful and not working in their lives -whether relationship, family, work or career or spirituality -and finding within those very issues the seeds of strength, healing, confidence and renewal.I have in my 30 years of practice been honored to witness the restoration of this human capacity for resilience and growth.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love guiding, making safe and accompanying people in the honest , courageous , at times frightening process of facing what is emotionally painful and not working in their lives -whether relationship, family, work or career or spirituality -and finding within those very issues the seeds of strength, healing, confidence and renewal.I have in my 30 years of practice been honored to witness the restoration of this human capacity for resilience and growth.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being able to help people make changes in their life that puts a little more spring in their step. All people go through times when they're feeling sad, anxious, or "not their usual self," and I believe it is incredibly brave to seek that first step towards addressing those issues. In many cases, people are able to make changes in their life in just a few sessions that enable them to feel much more confident and happy in their life.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

My passion is helping you to be the very best you can be, and to become the person you were meant to be. As a teammate, as an advocate, as your coach, my role is to support you with any and all tools that I have in my toolkit, and to pass them on to you for your use. If none of them work so far, I'll find more! That is why I have so many in my tookit. It is my joy to see you unfold, become free, relaxed, easy, loving life - as you were meant to do!

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

My passion is helping you to be the very best you can be, and to become the person you were meant to be. As a teammate, as an advocate, as your coach, my role is to support you with any and all tools that I have in my toolkit, and to pass them on to you for your use. If none of them work so far, I\'ll find more! That is why I have so many in my tookit. It is my joy to see you unfold, become free, relaxed, easy, loving life - as you were meant to do!

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

My passion is helping you to be the very best you can be, and to become the person you were meant to be. As a teammate, as an advocate, as your coach, my role is to support you with any and all tools that I have in my toolkit, and to pass them on to you for your use. If none of them work so far, I\\\'ll find more! That is why I have so many in my tookit. It is my joy to see you unfold, become free, relaxed, easy, loving life - as you were meant to do!

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

My passion is helping you to be the very best you can be, and to become the person you were meant to be. As a teammate, as an advocate, as your coach, my role is to support you with any and all tools that I have in my toolkit, and to pass them on to you for your use. If none of them work so far, I\\\\\\\'ll find more! That is why I have so many in my tookit. It is my joy to see you unfold, become free, relaxed, easy, loving life - as you were meant to do!

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love working as a therapist as I see people grow in to alignment with their greater selves, where live starts to flow with less effort. They shift away from patterns of behavior that no longer serves them. Creativity opens up, and clients find themselves naturally more self-expressed.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being a psychotherapist, I wake up in the mornings thankful that I get to do what I love. I was born for this and I am built to aid chosen ones through their journey of self discovery and transformation. If you are looking for an environment that feels warm, comforting, and full of acceptance where you are not afraid to be who you are (warts and all)while experiencing the unconditional positive regard of another; then Agape Transformation Practice is the place for you.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being a psychotherapist, I wake up in the mornings thankful that I get to do what I love. I was born for this and I am built to aid chosen ones through their journey of self discovery and transformation. If you are looking for an environment that feels warm, comforting, and full of acceptance where you are not afraid to be who you are (warts and all)while experiencing the unconditional positive regard of another; then Agape Transformation Practice is the place for you.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being a psychotherapist, I wake up in the mornings thankful that I get to do what I love. I was born for this and I am built to aid chosen ones through their journey of self discovery and transformation. If you are looking for an environment that feels warm, comforting, and full of acceptance where you are not afraid to be who you are (warts and all)while experiencing the unconditional positive regard of another; then Agape Transformation Practice is the place for you.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

As a therapist I love to serve as a guide, hold a ray of light and offer encouragement to people on their journey towards growth and clarity. I love to offer a safe space for people to grow. In this place I provide the scaffolding, support and guidance for them to do so. I love to play the diverse roles inherent in my work- witness, teacher, advocate, student, expert and supporter, just to name a few. The ever changing needs of clients and the importance of these needs inspires and challenges me to meet them. I enjoy approaching the lives of others with care and respect as a way to foster new perspectives and behavior. I am passionate about mental health because emotional suffering is so very painful and can often be alleviated. Small shifts brought about through good psychotherapy will enhance relationships to self and other and allow people to find meaning in internal and external events sometimes difficult to understand.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Being a healer gives meaning to my life and a purpose greather than myself. I love being a safe place for those who are hurting, lost, curious, frustrated (or, insert any other human emotion you can think of).

People are facinating and I feel honored beyond reason to be able to do this work. I love that people strive; that they work hard and suffer and rejoice. The human experience is a flowing piece of artwork and I am its observer.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

With my education and trainings, and after more than two decades in the helping business,(e.g., in the NYC public school system, as a school psychologist, including years of supervised internships, I am confident that I have amassed heaps of skills. I am passionate about mental health and psychotherapy because in these outlets, I am able to give expressions to my skills, trainings, and education, in ways that mean giving back to humanity!

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

With my education and trainings, and after more than two decades in the helping business,(e.g., in the NYC public school system, as a school psychologist, including years of supervised internships, I am confident that I have amassed heaps of skills. I am passionate about mental health and psychotherapy because in these outlets, I am able to give expressions to my skills, trainings, and education, in ways that mean giving back to humanity!

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I truly enjoy the work that I am able to do as a therapist. I feel very honored to be in a position where I can witness clients' achievements and assist them through their struggles. I have always been passionate about helping others and have found that as a therapist I can use my natural skills (compassion, empathy, good listening skills, a healthy sense of humor, etc.) in addition to my training in order to help people with a variety of issues. I am consistently impressed by my clients' ability to incorporate skills and tools that they have learned in our work together and really apply them to life outside of the therapy session. What my clients bring to the session and our ability to collaborate and come up with solutions together is what energizes me and makes me passionate about being a therapist.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I truly enjoy the work that I am able to do as a therapist. I feel very honored to be in a position where I can witness clients\' achievements and assist them through their struggles. I have always been passionate about helping others and have found that as a therapist I can use my natural skills (compassion, empathy, good listening skills, a healthy sense of humor, etc.) in addition to my training in order to help people with a variety of issues. I am consistently impressed by my clients\' ability to incorporate skills and tools that they have learned in our work together and really apply them to life outside of the therapy session. What my clients bring to the session and our ability to collaborate and come up with solutions together is what energizes me and makes me passionate about being a therapist.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love helping people to heal and find their own way of getting better. It is an honor to work with clients in this journey. I love my work and what I do and feel it is what I was meant to do. I feel I have been given special talents and it is rewarding to use these gifts.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I enjoy counseling because it gives me an opportunity to help others as well as meet new and exciting people. I see counseling as a process in which the Client and the Counselor develop a relationship of trust and understanding by building rapport, identifying the problem, and developing solutions/goals feasible for your journey of change.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Undoubtedly, the best moments in my day occur when I have successfully created a safe place where my clients can express themselves. Getting to sit back and witness someone's creative drawing, play, or life story is truly and honor. Knowing that these images can provide insight and change is especially hopeful. Like a powerful dream, the images from my office often become an integral part of one's life live deeply in the client's heart and mind. Also like all dreams, art therapy always points us towards health and wholeness.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love working with people in general. Being a therapist gives me the privilege of working with people along the entire continuum of expectations from wanting to make a few changes in their lifestyle to improve their life or wanting to make many changes in several areas of their life. It is a privilege and an honor to work with people with an interest in setting positive goals for themselves and being willing to collaborate with a therapist to identify and follow through with strategies to reach those goals.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Motivating, inspiring, teaching — these are the things I love about being a therapist. Helping you come alive to greater possibilities for yourself, and learn ways to take action — to move ahead in your life — with the things that matter to you, these are what I’m passionate about.
My work is eclectic and creative. And I only work in ways that I’ve got direct experience with. There is deep and profound meaning in our life experiences. I'm here to help you remember the meaning and purpose of your life.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

There is nothing quite as rewarding as taking a couple that is on the brink and aiding them in not only salvaging their relationship, but discovering a new, more rewarding life together that they did not even know was possible.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

There is nothing quite as rewarding as taking a couple that is on the brink and aiding them in not only salvaging their relationship, but discovering a new, more rewarding life together that they did not even know was possible.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

There is nothing quite as rewarding as taking a couple that is on the brink and aiding them in not only salvaging their relationship, but discovering a new, more rewarding life together that they did not even know was possible.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

My passion for practicing psychology comes from several areas. My primary work motivation comes from helping clients go from struggling to feeling more peaceful, from confusion to clarity, and from questioning their ability to overcome to overcoming. Watching people learn how to cope, identify their challenges and meet those challenges head on, and give themselves permission to set goals and have dreams is a gratifying experience for me to aid in and observe. Another motivation comes from my desire to teach others better ways to cope with the struggles they have. I like to teach. A third reason I enjoy practicing my profession is my ability to empathize with others and stretch my thinking to see situations from many points of view.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I truly enjoy helping my clients push through the obstacles (both internal and external) that interfere with their happiness, relationships, and work. I also feel grateful to be trusted with painful feelings and memories, and to witness the self-awareness and self-compassion that can come from exploring them.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I truly enjoy helping my clients push through the obstacles (both internal and external) that interfere with their happiness, relationships, and work. I also feel grateful to be trusted with painful feelings and memories, and to witness the self-awareness and self-compassion that can come from exploring them.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love to help people and I am skilled at developing relationships with clients that are honest and caring. I love watching the transformations that occur when people are open to learning and engaging in the challenges of therapy. I find that my best efforts are rewarded by the client's best efforts and together we make change possible. This is a beautiful experience.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

From my standpoint, the practice of psychotherapy is the most compelling, satisfying, fascinating, emotionally challenging, and intellectually stimulating work I could possibly undertake. It is built on a collaborative relationship that I constantly learn from and, hopefully, consistently improve at. Psychotherapy is a life's work that I not only enjoy deeply, but also feel privileged to practice, and as such it is a profound source of energy, satisfaction, and joy in my life.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Iam enriched by the variety of experiences I have had in the past 30 years and the growth this work has given me. My decision to attend the C. G. Jung institute in Zurich and to become a Jungian analyst was a life-changing event for me. Like C> G. Jung, I believe that therapeutic work is only successful when it changes both the client and the therapist

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Therapy offers each of us the opportunity to make changes in our lives and to face the parts of our past that have made us uncomfortable or afraid. As a therapist, I am able to be part of the process of that change and transfiguration. In my own life, I've been very struck by how powerful someone listening to you can be, and as a therapist it's my privilege and give that gift to someone else. Life is always changing, and we, too, are creatures of change.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I was a therapist well before I ever was given my degree. I was always THAT person that everyone went to with their problems and I found that I had been given a gift for working with people. I find true joy in watching a persons transformation as they work through their issues. I simply love the work I do. (I don't love the paperwork, but there is something in every job, right?) I have always been able to work with amazing people, which is also a blessing. Every person who comes into my office is a gem and being able to spend time with them, polish them to the shine they were always meant to have and then to send them back out again... I think that is the bitter sweet part - the whole purpose of the job is to say goodbye. I hate goodbyes, but not these, because with these I know that there was a job well done.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love the constant learning. I choose this field because I knew I would always be learning. I am so lucky to be able to help others but I also learn from each individual I work with.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I think what I love most about being a psychologist is that I truly feel like what I do makes a meaningful difference. I spent some time in a different field entirely before I went back to graduate school and one of the driving forces to make that leap was that I didn't feel fulfilled by what I was doing at the time. While my days aren't easy and my work is often full of challenges, the human connection that is made during therapy trumps any of this. I'm humbled that my clients trust me to share some of their most intimate secrets, things that they may have not told anyone else in their lives. I take that trust very seriously.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

The ability to solve difficult problems that defy ordinary logic and that require a specialized way of thinking to devise appropriate stratagems of change.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

The ability to solve difficult problems that defy ordinary logic and that require a specialized way of thinking to devise appropriate stratagems of change.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

The ability to solve difficult problems that defy ordinary logic and that require a specialized way of thinking to devise appropriate stratagems of change.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I have always felt strongly about the field of mental health because I have witnessed the benefits it has had on people in my own life. I consider it a privilege to be able to be part of this process. I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and I am committed to helping people uncover the steps necessary to make this happen.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I have always felt strongly about the field of mental health because I have witnessed the benefits it has had on people in my own life. I consider it a privilege to be able to be part of this process. I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and I am committed to helping people uncover the steps necessary to make this happen.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I have always felt strongly about the field of mental health because I have witnessed the benefits it has had on people in my own life. I consider it a privilege to be able to be part of this process. I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and I am committed to helping people uncover the steps necessary to make this happen.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I have always felt strongly about the field of mental health because I have witnessed the benefits it has had on people in my own life. I consider it a privilege to be able to be part of this process. I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and I am committed to helping people uncover the steps necessary to make this happen.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I have always felt strongly about the field of mental health because I have witnessed the benefits it has had on people in my own life. I consider it a privilege to be able to be part of this process. I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and I am committed to helping people uncover the steps necessary to make this happen.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I absolutely love seeing people's lives instantly improve. In most cases improvement begins at our initial meeting and at the very least hope is restored. In some cases it's not about solving anything, but the client's life improves because they now have someone who genuinely listens and cares about them. Just having a compassionate, sincere, supportive and intelligent person in their corner can make all the difference for many clients. It's both an honor and a blessing to be entrusted to help.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being able to witness the small moments that happen in therapy, in which people begin to trust themselves, and find their center -- their authentic self and expression, which is not contingent upon external events, but begins within, often as an impulse of some kind. I also am grateful to be able to be with people in the darkness and heaviness of their suffering, as I trust in their inherent bodily wisdom that knows the way to move through this suffering. I cherish the level of depth and connection that can happen in a therapeutic relationship, and all of the ways that I learn from and am inspired by clients, by witnessing their processes (each one unique) of slowly opening, expanding, and engaging in the deep work of really allowing and attending to their present-moment experience.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I am constantly inspired and humbled by clients who have faced terrible adversity and loss and yet are brave enough to do the work needed to find the happiness they deserve. I am passionate about mental health and psychotherapy because I am constantly learning more about myself, and how to help others. I see being a therapist as a lifetime commitment to inner reflection and learning how the human mind and body works, especially under stress.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I have had the good fortune to find a career that allows me to accompany people on their inner journey. It is an honor to guide, witness and support the journey. I am deeply touched by peoples' courage and willingness to face the unknown and to allow themselves to be changed by it!

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to help you explore your strengths and use them to your best advantage in whatever situation you may find yourself. Sometimes that means adding other skills and understanding to enhance or build up what is already within you. Sometimes that means allocating or prioritizing your strengths and desires differently so that your goals and desires are more apt to be achieved. So I become your encourager as well as your lead explorer as we figure out what you want to adjust and how to best make those changes. I help to facilitate the changes you desire - you have the honor and satisfaction of achieving them.

My Role as a Therapist

I believe my role as a therapist is to help people in their search for a more satisfying life. I believe it takes great courage to begin this search, especially when an individual is coming from a place of pain or discomfort, and my role is to help navigate through that sometimes painful process of change.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to be a partner in the journey the client is embarking upon, to offer support and celebrate achievements toward goals, to bear witness to pain and struggles, and to help clarify patterns that have resulted in blocked growth.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to provide a safe place where a client can explore, reflect, and give voice to his/her experience. I work to help a clients to free up life energy that has been 'tangled' in inner conflict, negative judgment and or physical symptoms.
I also work with clients dream material and expressive arts, helping clients to develop a fluency with their individual 'soul-language'

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to be an empathic listener, guide and teacher. I offer my experience and skills to inspire and support healing and change.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to be a partner in the journey the client is embarking upon, to offer support and celebrate achievements toward goals, to bear witness to pain and struggles, and to help clarify patterns that have resulted in blocked growth.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to be a partner in the journey the client is embarking upon, to offer support and celebrate achievements toward goals, to bear witness to pain and struggles, and to help clarify patterns that have resulted in blocked growth.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to be a partner in the journey the client is embarking upon, to offer support and celebrate achievements toward goals, to bear witness to pain and struggles, and to help clarify patterns that have resulted in blocked growth.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to be a partner in the journey the client is embarking upon, to offer support and celebrate achievements toward goals, to bear witness to pain and struggles, and to help clarify patterns that have resulted in blocked growth.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to be a partner in the journey the client is embarking upon, to offer support and celebrate achievements toward goals, to bear witness to pain and struggles, and to help clarify patterns that have resulted in blocked growth.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is as a guide, helping clients find their own inner wisdom about themselves as well as providing new perspectives, insight, and tools to help you cope. I believe strongly that the therapist-client relationship is one of collaboration and I work hard to build an atmosphere of trust and safety that allows clients to move forward with the difficult work they have come to therapy to address. It is important to me that you feel supported and cared for in therapy, so that we create a space in which you can be open and honest.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as therapist is to reflect back to clients their greater self, and to help remove blocks to their own awareness and realization of it.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to help my client with whatever issues they bring to their sessions. I have no agenda, as it is their session and not mine. I do not see myself as an authority figure or someone who tells them what to do (unless their saftey or the saftey of their children is at risk), but rather someone to help them identify the patterns of their life, what's been working and what hasn't, and once that's been determined, what do they want to change. I will then give them suggestions and tools in order to achieve that. In my experience I've discovered that by educating my clients on what events significantly influenced and impacted them, it helps them in understanding themselves and gaining more insight into their thoughts and behaviors, making change easier.

My Role as a Therapist

My role is to act as a guide or facilitator to assist clients to find their special strengths to heal or find ways of coping with the issues they bring into my office. It is my role to provide a safe, warm, calm place to process and find solutions to the issues being presented. I feel collaboratively finding potential practical and concrete solutions are part of what I do. Clients choose what is best for them.

My Role as a Therapist

I feel my role as a therapist is to partner with my clients in finding solutions for the challenges in areas of their lives that may seem unfulfilling or to explore with them what changes they can implement to find more happiness in their lives.

My Role as a Therapist

To create a reliable, comfortable, professional environment for clients to do their work. To be fully present with clients but continually in the service of maintaining focus on their development of reflection on themselves.

My Role as a Therapist

As a therapist, my role is to provide a safe, respectful, and confidential setting within which people can seek help and change in their lives. I provide that safety by meeting clients with an open mind, and by remaining sensitive to the larger political context within which individuals’ problems arise (including contexts of gender, race, ethnicity, or body image).

By respecting clients as experts in their own lives, my role is to recognize the unique set of values, skills and beliefs clients bring to therapy. As therapist, my role is to help clients recognize the resources and allies that can support them through changes they decide to initiate as we work together.

My Role as a Therapist

As a therapist, my role is to provide a safe, respectful, and confidential setting within which people can seek help and change in their lives. I provide that safety by meeting clients with an open mind, and by remaining sensitive to the larger political context within which individuals’ problems arise (including contexts of gender, race, ethnicity, or body image).

By respecting clients as experts in their own lives, my role is to recognize the unique set of values, skills and beliefs clients bring to therapy. As therapist, my role is to help clients recognize the resources and allies that can support them through changes they decide to initiate as we work together.

My Role as a Therapist

My role is to facilitate the client on his path of individuation

My Role as a Therapist

As your therapist, I'm here to listen with an open mind and heart - never judging you. I'm here to provide a clear reflection for you so that you can see yourself clearly and find the right path for yourself. I'm here to offer tools and skills that may be helpful for you in attaining the goals your heart reaches for.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is change agent. I believe that we have inside of each of us the necessary tools to grow and heal - my job is to join you on that journey and help you uncover those tools in order to bring about the change you desire.

My Role as a Therapist

There are several kinds of mental health providers—psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, life coaches, and counselors (to name a few). All of these types of clinicians can be effective in different areas. Only a clinical psychologist is uniquely qualified to conduct psychological testing. The training behind testing can give a clinical psychologist a deeper and more accurate understanding of mental illness. This understanding is a foundation for providing excellent therapy and other psychological services.

My Role as a Therapist

My passion is for helping people find happiness, strength, and great relationships while embracing their unique self. I love using an affirmative approach to therapy with anyone who's ever felt like a black sheep, square peg, outsider, or non-conformist. I also welcome outside the box relationships for relationship counseling.

My Role as a Therapist

To discover, together with the client, the specific way in which a problem maintains itself, and to help the client create specific interventions to eliminate the problems and create something better.

My Role as a Therapist

To discover, together with the client, the specific way in which a problem maintains itself, and to help the client create specific interventions to eliminate the problems and create something better.

My Role as a Therapist

I am here to listen, understand and support your growth towards the life you want. I create a safe space for your honest exploration of your inner worlds. I will reflect back what I see and feel with my full attention and open heart. We will create and practice new behaviors to help you attain your goals. I humbly offer my experience, wisdom and compasssion in the service of your evolution.

My Therapy Focus

Each person brings their unique qualities to the therapeutic relationship. With this in mind, I draw upon a variety of approaches including psychoanalysis, relational psychotherapy, self psychology, focusing, group therapy and spiritual psychotherapy. I believe that the challenges that come up for us are messages from the deeper parts of ourselves. My hope is to bring forth all those inner parts that desire a voice and to create a sense of freedom and greater insight.

My Therapy Focus

Relationships are the focus of my therapy work. I explore with clients what happened, what were some of the consequences and what would they like to be different now. It is a process of discovery and integration.

My Therapy Focus

Hypnotherapy; Inner child; Transpersonal; Healing Codependency; Yoga Psychology

My Therapy Focus

Increased freedom is what we at Agape Transformation Practice strive towards. It is our desire that everyone who enters our door leave feeling more hopeful, light,renewed,at peace,empowered, clear, and more ready to tackle the challenges in their life. An interchanging motto we maintain is \"Hope Is Here, Dare To Embrace It\" or \"Freedom is Here, Grab Hold.\" We take such pleasure in being a part of each person\'s journey towards identity, self acceptance, then destiny. We believe that every person has the capacity to be powerful people fully empowered to go after every hearts desire and achieve it. The therapists at Agape Transformation Practice recognize that we are world changers as we impact the world one family at a time.

My Therapy Focus

Increased freedom is what we at Agape Transformation Practice strive towards. It is our desire that everyone who enters our door leave feeling more hopeful, light,renewed,at peace,empowered, clear, and more ready to tackle the challenges in their life. An interchanging motto we maintain is \\\"Hope Is Here, Dare To Embrace It\\\" or \\\"Freedom is Here, Grab Hold.\\\" We take such pleasure in being a part of each person\\\'s journey towards identity, self acceptance, then destiny. We believe that every person has the capacity to be powerful people fully empowered to go after every hearts desire and achieve it. The therapists at Agape Transformation Practice recognize that we are world changers as we impact the world one family at a time.

My Therapy Focus

Increased freedom is what we at Agape Transformation Practice strive towards. It is our desire that everyone who enters our door leave feeling more hopeful, light,renewed,at peace,empowered, clear, and more ready to tackle the challenges in their life. An interchanging motto we maintain is \\\\\\\"Hope Is Here, Dare To Embrace It\\\\\\\" or \\\\\\\"Freedom is Here, Grab Hold.\\\\\\\" We take such pleasure in being a part of each person\\\\\\\'s journey towards identity, self acceptance, then destiny. We believe that every person has the capacity to be powerful people fully empowered to go after every hearts desire and achieve it. The therapists at Agape Transformation Practice recognize that we are world changers as we impact the world one family at a time.

My Therapy Focus

My focus is what the client identifies as the issue and what they determine as goals for their therapy.

My Therapy Focus

I offer psychotherapy to adults, couples, teens and families. In therapy, we work towards the goals that you set. Sometimes people need a little help seeing their goals more clearly and removing barriers like stress, anxiety, anger, and depression that are keeping them from realizing their goals. I help remove roadblocks that are keeping you from being where you want to be in life. I help families improve the dynamics of everyday life and resolve conflicts that come from difficult issues such as divorce, loss, and trauma. I help teens and young adults find their identity, harness their passions and navigate their place in the world. In my practice, I use my compassion, humor, insight, and experience to help strengthen our therapeutic bond and work towards your goals.

My Therapy Focus

Invitation and encouragement of desire to understand self and others, delineation of basic values, development of awareness of emotional experience, investigation of communication and behavior patterns, understanding of characteristic interpretations of events.

My Therapy Focus

I believe that an accurate understanding of oneself can greatly enhance interpersonal relationships, and can help navigate difficult life circumstances. In order to obtain a broader view of self, I would put emphasis on a dynamic, comprehensive understanding of one’s current context of life, major stressors, imbalances in important relationships, and significant past experiences.

My Therapy Focus

In general, I focus on the here and now, and the future, rather than the past. I am interested in supporting you in moving forward, towards making your life be more the way you want it to be. Having said that, the experiences a person has, do leave us with perceptions about "what life is like" regarding a variety of things. It is sometimes important to delve into the past to figure out if there are "takeaways" from experiences that are not necessarily true (or no longer true), but are getting in the way of reaching goals or being happy.

My Therapy Focus

In general, I focus on the here and now, and the future, rather than the past. I am interested in supporting you in moving forward, towards making your life be more the way you want it to be. Having said that, the experiences a person has, do leave us with perceptions about "what life is like" regarding a variety of things. It is sometimes important to delve into the past to figure out if there are "takeaways" from experiences that are not necessarily true (or no longer true), but are getting in the way of reaching goals or being happy.

My Therapy Focus

I enjoy working with people of all ages, from many different cultures, life-styles, and walks of life. During 35 years as a psychologist, I've worked with a variety of concerns, ranging from children's learning and behavior disorders, to adolescent and adult mood disorders, to the stresses that emanate from life/developmental transitions and the challenge of living and working in a fast-paced, highly competitive, urban environment.

My Therapy Focus

support, compassion, insight, individuation

My Therapy Focus

What do you deeply want? What is your heart crying out for? What do you want for your wild and precious life?
My focus is to provide an experience for my client in which he or she is able to connect with a deeper sense of purpose, value, meaning and need. The work begins and unfolds as you tell your story, share your concerns, your despair, grief or joy, opening your heart to whatever is calling. The work weaves mindful awareness of narrative - the stories which we tell - without judging in any way - simply allowing and accepting.
Together we listen with a deep acceptance and compassion, gently noting the narratives and metaphors which keep you suffocated and restricted. And then, with a focus on breath, on mindfully accepting we begin the work of defusing from these draining and depleting stories.
All the while, focusing on value, on what's passionately important to you, we begin the creative journey of taking committed action to living the life which you cherish and deeply want.

My Therapy Focus

I focus on helping clients navigate successfully through life transitions including dating, married life and starting a family. My specialties include relationship issues, premarital counseling and postpartum anxiety and depression. My services include in-home counseling, walk and talk therapy and traditional office therapy.

My Therapy Focus

My passion is for helping people find happiness, strength, and great relationships while embracing their unique self. I love using an affirmative approach to therapy with anyone who's ever felt like a black sheep, square peg, outsider, or non-conformist. I also welcome outside the box relationships for relationship counseling.

My Therapy Focus

My passion is for helping people find happiness, strength, and great relationships while embracing their unique self. I love using an affirmative approach to therapy with anyone who's ever felt like a black sheep, square peg, outsider, or non-conformist. I also welcome outside the box relationships for relationship counseling.

My Therapy Focus

Problem solving.

My Therapy Focus

Problem solving.

My Therapy Focus

Problem solving.

My Therapy Focus

The focus of my therapy work is to establish a connection with the client where they feel supported and understood. I work with the client to identify their concerns and stressful life issues. Through understanding the client’s overall wishes for change and utilizing their strengths, we formulate creative solutions and develop a resolution strategy with general time lines to remediate their concerns.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I deeply trust that a person in their own time, will share information about themselves and what s/he wants support with. In creating (and often co-creating) a trusting relationship, my experience has led me to believe that the deeper this connection is, and in time, the more a person will reveal - if they feel it important and necessary. My experience has shown (to clients and myself) that in providing a sense of supportive grounded-ness, a client will find their own courage to share personal experiences often not shared before. So in answer to this question - I only "need to know" what they want me to know.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

Who and what you love. Your aspirations. What else you have tried to feel better and whether or not it helped. Previous therapy experiences and what, if anything, was helpful about those experiences.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I need to know what important to the person seeking help. This is very different than asking for their "presenting problem." I tend to begin with a narrative/reflective process. I want to know what the essential stories are for each person with whom I work. I invite them to jump in anywhere in the story because the past will eventually connect to the present and will often influence the future. I need to know some basic things like what motivates them, who supports them, and what inspires them. Mostly, I need to see each person as a unique being with a story to tell and to understand what it is that would bring them a sense of accomplishment and, if desired, resolution.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

Generally, I need to know there background, family of origin information and what is happening in their life right now that has them uncomfortable.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I need to know the basics of family history, medical and mental health history, relationship experience, educational and career path, episodes of trauma, current stressors, beneficial coping skills, and support systems. Once I have gathered that information I need to know the person's view of themselves in the bigger world, their sense of purpose, what guides their decisions, their place in various relationships, how they view their strengths, and what vision they have of change for themselves. I also need to know their level of willingness to work through the process of change. Then together we can work toward desired change.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I need to know the basics of family history, medical and mental health history, relationship experience, educational and career path, episodes of trauma, current stressors, beneficial coping skills, and support systems. Once I have gathered that information I need to know the person's view of themselves in the bigger world, their sense of purpose, what guides their decisions, their place in various relationships, how they view their strengths, and what vision they have of change for themselves. I also need to know their level of willingness to work through the process of change. Then together we can work toward desired change.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I need to know the basics of family history, medical and mental health history, relationship experience, educational and career path, episodes of trauma, current stressors, beneficial coping skills, and support systems. Once I have gathered that information I need to know the person\'s view of themselves in the bigger world, their sense of purpose, what guides their decisions, their place in various relationships, how they view their strengths, and what vision they have of change for themselves. I also need to know their level of willingness to work through the process of change. Then together we can work toward desired change.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I find it helpful to gather a health and psychosocial history from my client. I normally do a family genogram to find out more about relationship within the family system. These background pieces help me to have a more comprehensive understanding of the person I am trying to assist. It is essential that I know what they see as their specific issues and what they want to focus on as far as goals. This will determine how we spend our time together.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

This is a trick question for me as I like to begin where the person in at. The process of information gathering, as I've accepted as part of my style, unfolds during the building of rapport and understanding. The first step to an empowered life is the courage to review one's life's history. I do need a client's road map but look at it as a board game, where here right now, it's your turn to spin the wheel and move forward or backwards in the dance of change, in the present, as it is the beginning of time.

What information I require during the first few sessions, relates to medical history that could impact one's mental health. I use the technique of titration, a gentle rocking motion, which allows the brain to discharge the energy of painful events and memories. Remember, life is a persistent teacher. It will keep repeating and expanding the lessons until we learn them!

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

the amount of dog strength available to the client and whether he is ready for insight-oriented work or needs supportive therapy

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I need to know what changes(s) the Client wants to make in his/her life. I need to know about those significant events in each Client's life that they believe were instrumental in forming who they now are. I need to know specifically, what role traumatic events and attachment history have played/are playing in their life.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

What is the reason they are seeking therapy at this time? Why now?

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

To help someone in therapy I like to now their goals, the problem as they see it, what they have tried in the past, previous therapy for example. Most important for me is their fammily story as they tell it, what seems important to them, what life was like for them as a child, earliest memory, what their friends or family members complain about as far as they are concerned. I learn a great deal about a person as they relate their story,

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

To help someone in therapy I like to now their goals, the problem as they see it, what they have tried in the past, previous therapy for example. Most important for me is their fammily story as they tell it, what seems important to them, what life was like for them as a child, earliest memory, what their friends or family members complain about as far as they are concerned. I learn a great deal about a person as they relate their story,

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

To help someone in therapy I like to now their goals, the problem as they see it, what they have tried in the past, previous therapy for example. Most important for me is their fammily story as they tell it, what seems important to them, what life was like for them as a child, earliest memory, what their friends or family members complain about as far as they are concerned. I learn a great deal about a person as they relate their story,

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

To help someone in therapy I like to now their goals, the problem as they see it, what they have tried in the past, previous therapy for example. Most important for me is their fammily story as they tell it, what seems important to them, what life was like for them as a child, earliest memory, what their friends or family members complain about as far as they are concerned. I learn a great deal about a person as they relate their story,

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

To help someone in therapy I like to now their goals, the problem as they see it, what they have tried in the past, previous therapy for example. Most important for me is their fammily story as they tell it, what seems important to them, what life was like for them as a child, earliest memory, what their friends or family members complain about as far as they are concerned. I learn a great deal about a person as they relate their story,

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

To help someone in therapy I like to now their goals, the problem as they see it, what they have tried in the past, previous therapy for example. Most important for me is their fammily story as they tell it, what seems important to them, what life was like for them as a child, earliest memory, what their friends or family members complain about as far as they are concerned. I learn a great deal about a person as they relate their story,

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

To help someone in therapy I like to now their goals, the problem as they see it, what they have tried in the past, previous therapy for example. Most important for me is their fammily story as they tell it, what seems important to them, what life was like for them as a child, earliest memory, what their friends or family members complain about as far as they are concerned. I learn a great deal about a person as they relate their story,

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I believe as a therapist, I need to hear the client's understanding of the problem and then help them explore areas around that definition that they perhaps can then make more connections re: the whole picture ( or framework) of the problem. Examples of this are family of Origen and member roles, including clients role. How early caretakers attended to stress, conflict, problem solving etc. once understood, this larger system can then be applied to current problems or disorders the client is experiencing in order to integrate new ways if understanding the problem and new approaches to solving them.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

We use a specific interviewing method, the strategic dialogue, to discover how the problem operates, what maintains it, what logic it follows, and to create the appropriate interventions to solve it. People with identical symptoms often require different interventions due to the unique way the problem operates for that person.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

We use a specific interviewing method, the strategic dialogue, to discover how the problem operates, what maintains it, what logic it follows, and to create the appropriate interventions to solve it. People with identical symptoms often require different interventions due to the unique way the problem operates for that person.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

As all Therapists strive to achieve, first and foremost I must be diligent in causing no harm to my clients. Because clients come to me for my expertise in helping them, this creates a power imbalance. I pay attention to the power in the room, trying at all times to use my knowledge and training to assist my clients, but not to diminish the client's own knowledge and ideas for solutions. I believe that asking a client to describe the details of traumatic events can be re-traumatizing, thus I allow clients to describe to me only tnat which they think sould be importsnt for me to know. At all times, I pay close attention to the questions I ask, and their effects on clients, to make sure that these questions allow clients to holed onto their dignity and respect.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

As all Therapists strive to achieve, first and foremost I must be diligent in causing no harm to my clients. Because clients come to me for my expertise in helping them, this creates a power imbalance. I pay attention to the power in the room, trying at all times to use my knowledge and training to assist my clients, but not to diminish the client's own knowledge and ideas for solutions. I believe that asking a client to describe the details of traumatic events can be re-traumatizing, thus I allow clients to describe to me only tnat which they think sould be importsnt for me to know. At all times, I pay close attention to the questions I ask, and their effects on clients, to make sure that these questions allow clients to holed onto their dignity and respect.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

I treat others as I want to be treated. The therapeutic relationship is to be a model for healthy relationship. I respect confidentiality.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

As a therapist, my guiding ethical principles are grounded in the belief that all men (and women) are equal, and desire to be treated equally with unconditional positive regard. In order to sustain this belief, I am reminded, always! not to dabble into areas of concerns in which I have no considerable expertise. This means that I know when to say "no", and refer a client to others. Thus, I can say that I am fair to my clients, and my practice!

My Guiding Ethical Principles

As a therapist, my guiding ethical principles are grounded in the belief that all men (and women) are equal, and desire to be treated equally with unconditional positive regard. In order to sustain this belief, I am reminded, always! not to dabble into areas of concerns in which I have no considerable expertise. This means that I know when to say "no", and refer a client to others. Thus, I can say that I am fair to my clients, and my practice!

My Guiding Ethical Principles

I consider myself to be very ethical. I always want to provide the best therapy possible for a client. If I feel someone else is a better fit for a client I will refer them out. I try to stay within my competency level. I adhere to all licensing laws and regulations.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

To always respect clients and provide a setting of confidentiality .

My Guiding Ethical Principles

For me, the psychotherapy process is guided by several underlying client "rights":
1. To be treated with utmost respect, dignity and integrity;
2. To have questions about treatment answered directly, honestly and clearly;
3. To receive the best, most appropriate treatment at the least reasonable cost; and
4. To have cultural, racial, sexual and gender issues treated sensitively and appropriately.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

I am committed to listening to clients with respectful curiosity, with an open mind, and with the belief that clients are the best experts in their own lives. These principles remind me to check in frequently with clients to make sure they feel our work is helpful.

I am committed to being transparent in my work -- letting clients know why I ask the questions I do, and answering their questions about our work as best I can. I’m also guided by my commitment to principles of social justice; as part of that, I view individuals’ problems in a larger socio-cultural context.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

confidentiality,

My Guiding Ethical Principles

We give ourselves a short period of time to try to find the right solutions. If we are unable to help, we discontinue treatment and refer, so we don't become a part of the problem.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

My guiding principal is that I intensely listen to both your present concerns and your unique history. I work from an interpersonal, emotional focused, collaborative perspective and believe that each person's healthy potential might be hidden beneath incidents of current or past trauma, or from less than nurturing life circumstances. By increasing awareness of how previously established responses might be derailing you, you can learn to diminish their effects and look toward more intentional, self-enhancing life choices.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

As the proverb goes, "With the counsel of many, plans succeed." Everyone will need someone to talk to at some point in life, whether it be a friend, a religious advisor or a professional. It is a strength to know your limits and also courageous to ask for help. Simply taking the first step by committing to one visit with a psychologist or marriage counselor, could in a positve way change the course of your life for the better.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Most people struggle with ambivalence before reaching out to try psychotherapy, which is one reason why estimates show fewer than 1 in 4 people referred for therapy actually follow through to get help. This leaves many people to suffer alone with their emotional difficulties despite lots of evidence that working with a good psychotherapist can be very helpful. Choosing to reach out for help is a healthy step and a good therapist will help clients build upon this momentum in order to deal with their difficulties in a rapid and effective manner.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

We all need help at times. It is an act of self-care and self-love to ask for it.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I do believe that despite the many strengths and capabilities of human beings, our early years don’t prepare us with ready answers for everything we experience in our lives. There are inevitably times when we need a little help to find our way. It doesn’t mean we are inherently flawed, or “crazy.” It usually means we need to take a step back and make time and space to sort out what’s troubling us – or what’s troubling our family, or our children. If a person is considering therapy, they are probably experiencing a problem with which they want help. They are giving the decision careful consideration and that ambivalence is an uncomfortable, yet normal state for a thoughtful person making an important decision. While that decision is important, it is good to remember it is not set in stone. If you determine it ‘s not what you need at this time, you can stop. If the fit between you and your therapist isn’t a good fit, you can change therapists. The beauty of therapy is, you can take all of yourself, your ambivalence, your concerns etc, into the therapy because it’s all part of who you are at this time in your life.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I do believe that despite the many strengths and capabilities of human beings, our early years don’t prepare us with ready answers for everything we experience in our lives. There are inevitably times when we need a little help to find our way. It doesn’t mean we are inherently flawed, or “crazy.” It usually means we need to take a step back and make time and space to sort out what’s troubling us – or what’s troubling our family, or our children. If a person is considering therapy, they are probably experiencing a problem with which they want help. They are giving the decision careful consideration and that ambivalence is an uncomfortable, yet normal state for a thoughtful person making an important decision. While that decision is important, it is good to remember it is not set in stone. If you determine it ‘s not what you need at this time, you can stop. If the fit between you and your therapist isn’t a good fit, you can change therapists. The beauty of therapy is, you can take all of yourself, your ambivalence, your concerns etc, into the therapy because it’s all part of who you are at this time in your life.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I do believe that despite the many strengths and capabilities of human beings, our early years don’t prepare us with ready answers for everything we experience in our lives. There are inevitably times when we need a little help to find our way. It doesn’t mean we are inherently flawed, or “crazy.” It usually means we need to take a step back and make time and space to sort out what’s troubling us – or what’s troubling our family, or our children. If a person is considering therapy, they are probably experiencing a problem with which they want help. They are giving the decision careful consideration and that ambivalence is an uncomfortable, yet normal state for a thoughtful person making an important decision. While that decision is important, it is good to remember it is not set in stone. If you determine it ‘s not what you need at this time, you can stop. If the fit between you and your therapist isn’t a good fit, you can change therapists. The beauty of therapy is, you can take all of yourself, your ambivalence, your concerns etc, into the therapy because it’s all part of who you are at this time in your life.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Often times, people are skeptical of seeking therapy because, in doing so, it would be seen as a sign of weakness. On the contrary, therapy offers a chance to increase awareness of what is already strong (and good) within the person and how it can be more effectively applied to difficult problems and situations.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If you are unsure about coming to therapy, I recommend attending a few sessions as an "experiment" and talking openly about any concerns or hesitations you have. It is courageous to try something new, even if you decide not to continue, and you can learn a great deal about yourself in the process.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If you are unsure about coming to therapy, I recommend attending a few sessions as an "experiment" and talking openly about any concerns or hesitations you have. It is courageous to try something new, even if you decide not to continue, and you can learn a great deal about yourself in the process.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Please meet with your therapist to determine whether you have a good "fit." Ask questions and be aware of your level of comfort. If you have doubts, interview another therapist before you begin

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Deciding whether or not therapy might be an avenue to explore could be based on many factors. If you take a look at your current situation, and the problems you deal with seem overwhelming, and you feel stuck...therapy could be what it takes to move forward and no longer feel trapped or lost. Therapy is an opportunity to explore options and gain confidence to move forward in life from a non-judgmental, unbiased, and safe place. I look forward to starting this journey with my clients and observing their successful moves towards achieving their goals.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Deciding whether or not therapy might be an avenue to explore could be based on many factors. If you take a look at your current situation, and the problems you deal with seem overwhelming, and you feel stuck...therapy could be what it takes to move forward and no longer feel trapped or lost. Therapy is an opportunity to explore options and gain confidence to move forward in life from a non-judgmental, unbiased, and safe place. I look forward to starting this journey with my clients and observing their successful moves towards achieving their goals.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I think every person can benefit from therapy. However, there are times when client and therapist are not a good fit. In my intake session, I try to make things as painless as possible, and provide an environment where sharing is honored and sacred, which tends to help clients feel less nervous about attending therapy.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Many people often have conflicting thoughts and feelings about entering therapy. There may be one part of you that says, "now is the time to tackle this problem" while another part of you says "I don't know if I'm ready to talk about these difficult issues". It can be very helpful to discuss your conflicting thoughts and feelings with me directly, so we can explore any hesitations, or concerns you may have about starting therapy. Additionally I will work with you to set a pace of therapy that feels both safe and effective.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Many ambivalent therapy seekers have had an unfortunate encounter in their past with a therapist and it is difficult to put themselves in a vunerable position again. There can be many reasons to be uncertain about therapy: I believe the best advice for these people are to do the homework on the therapist upfront before getting into a therapeutic alliance, calling the therapist and asking questions about them and the therapy they do, reading about them on the internet or word of mouth can be helpful ways to make the decision to enter therapy. Taking someone with them on their initial visit can be a more comfortable setting while determining if therapy is the right way for them.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Many people arrive to therapy somewhat ambivalent and shame-faced. Believing that they "should" be smart enough to figure out their problems alone, that it is a display of weakness to seek therapy. I believe the opposite is true, that strong people seek help, because they understand that such help can transform their lives, and it is often through our vulnerability that our strengths reveal themselves.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Beginning the therapy process can be daunting and anxious experience. I recognize that being welcomed into a warm and supportive therapeutic environment is necessary to ease into a very meaningful and fulfilling life enhancing experience. I view the decision to start therapy a sign of emotional strength and as a positive healthy choice.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

This is not an uncommon situation and I believe many therapists manage this in similar ways. My standard statement is this. 'it sounds like you are struggling with changing a very uncomfortable situation that is familiar and therefore you know what to expect, verses having endured enough pain to try something different and seeing if you feel better about the situation. The question now is which is causing more discomfort". ' I may also ask them to make a list of pros and cons for each if they are in my office as opposed to a phone consult.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Einstein said that solutions cannot be discovered by using the same type of thinking that produced the problem in the first place.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Einstein said that solutions cannot be discovered by using the same type of thinking that produced the problem in the first place.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Therapy sometimes gets a bad rap. Some people think therapy is for people who can't "get it together" or who are "weak." I think it takes an immense amount of courage to go into a therapy session and talk to a stranger about your problems and fears. I firmly believe everyone could benefit from therapy because counseling provides the opportunity to take a clear look at yourself and get help improving the quality and vitality of your life.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

When pain shows up in your life in the form of emotional distress, anxiety, or depression it is a signal that former ways of coping with life situations are no longer serving you. Choosing to work with a trained psychotherapist means you are allowing yourself to unearth and expand on your own innate abilities to resolve your concerns. There is no shame attached to engaging in one session with a therapist who "on-paper" seems to be a fit for you. It then becomes your choice to decide whether you feel there is potential for a therapeutic relationship to develop.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Working with clients to understand barriers can mean their childhood, past relationships, or current anxiety or depression symptoms. Narrative therapy works to identify my client's needs based on their own life perspective.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

There are a lot of bad therapists out there; and even more mediocre ones. Just as there are is infinite diversity in the human race, there are numerous kinds of therapists. So even when a therapist isn't "bad" - they still might not be the right fit for you. Different people require different approaches and personalities. Some clients need a caring mother figure; some people want their therapist to be blunt and confrontational, to call them out when needed. There is no One-Size-Fits-All therapist.

If you've had a negative experience in therapy, it's simply because you had the wrong therapist. Finding the right therapist is like shopping for a house - it is a huge decision - this is where you are going to keep your most sacred belongings, where you go to feel safe, where you can finally relax and be yourself without fear of judgment. What are the chances that the first one you see is the right one?

This is why it's so important to interview a few therapists before choosing. While it can be nerve-wracking - the most important thing to remember is that YOU have nothing to prove - you are interviewing the therapist and it's their job to win you over. We are offering a service, and it's perfectly acceptable to say "No thank you" and move on. I know it can be painful and scary seeking out therapy if you've had a bad experience - but it's the kind of pain that you move through and come out a better person when you reach the other side. If you choose to never go back, you coul

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Working with me is always a joy for both of us. We must like each other to do good work together. Any past negative experiences you may have received will be erased. By using my special and cutting-edge technique, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) we work to release your long-standing anxieties, fears, worries, phobias, blockages that have kept you from being who you want to be, doing what you want to do. I guarantee results when you use EFT and always want the very best for you! Even you unconsciously resist. We are a team and I welcome you to my private practice.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Working with me is always a joy for both of us. We must like each other to do good work together. Any past negative experiences you may have received will be erased. By using my special and cutting-edge technique, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) we work to release your long-standing anxieties, fears, worries, phobias, blockages that have kept you from being who you want to be, doing what you want to do. I guarantee results when you use EFT and always want the very best for you! Even you unconsciously resist. We are a team and I welcome you to my private practice.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Working with me is always a joy for both of us. We must like each other to do good work together. Any past negative experiences you may have received will be erased. By using my special and cutting-edge technique, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) we work to release your long-standing anxieties, fears, worries, phobias, blockages that have kept you from being who you want to be, doing what you want to do. I guarantee results when you use EFT and always want the very best for you! Even you unconsciously resist. We are a team and I welcome you to my private practice.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Working with me is always a joy for both of us. We must like each other to do good work together. Any past negative experiences you may have received will be erased. By using my special and cutting-edge technique, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) we work to release your long-standing anxieties, fears, worries, phobias, blockages that have kept you from being who you want to be, doing what you want to do. I guarantee results when you use EFT and always want the very best for you! Even you unconsciously resist. We are a team and I welcome you to my private practice.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

I regret that you've been disappointed by therapy in the past, and respect and appreciate that you are in search of a better experience now. There are as many different styles and qualities of therapy as there are therapists and clients because it is the therapeutic relationship that we create together that makes whatever methods we use either helpful and effective or not. I've been privileged to witness and participate in many fruitful experiences in my clients' journeys and have great confidence in the ability of therapy to help people heal from past hurts, make desired changes, and find greater meaning and satisfaction in their lives.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

I regret that you've been disappointed by therapy in the past, and respect and appreciate that you are in search of a better experience now. There are as many different styles and qualities of therapy as there are therapists and clients because it is the therapeutic relationship that we create together that makes whatever methods we use either helpful and effective or not. I've been privileged to witness and participate in many fruitful experiences in my clients' journeys and have great confidence in the ability of therapy to help people heal from past hurts, make desired changes, and find greater meaning and satisfaction in their lives.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?



Benjamin Disraeli -
"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."

Recognizing that a previous therapy experience wasn't a "fit" is a positive action towards self-understanding. There isn't a one size fits all policy around personal relationships. I tell my client's to "honor" themselves and their intuition during our initial meeting to gauge
whether the relationship could be what is needed to facilitate change. Life is a Learning Experience whereby one cannot remain the same and still grow.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Finding the right therapist is really the key to having a successful therapeutic experience. It's important to meet with as many as necessary to find the right fit, as this process is for you!

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Typically, people come into therapy because they are going through a difficult time. Change, even change that we want, is difficult. I am not a therapist that will "advise" you about how you need to change your life. (After all it is YOUR life!).I work with clients to explore what is working well in their life, and what is not. From that, we work together to find solutions that can bring the balance they once had, back into focus.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Typically, people come into therapy because they are going through a difficult time. Change, even change that we want, is difficult. I am not a therapist that will "advise" you about how you need to change your life. (After all it is YOUR life!).I work with clients to explore what is working well in their life, and what is not. From that, we work together to find solutions that can bring the balance they once had, back into focus.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

If you have been unimpressed with therapy before, you are not alone. Successful therapy relies on many factors. I understand that the number one factor for success is the relationship between myself and my clients. More than any kind of treatment method or healing approach, I believe in creating a safe, supportive relationship with you that allows for a collaborative exploration into the "work" of therapy. I also have found that talking about your struggles is important, but it may not be enough. In my approach to therapy, I offer the chance to mindfully explore and create direct experience. In this way, you can discover how you currently embody your beliefs, patterns, and relationships and there is also the opportunity to "try on" new experiences. This kind of therapy allows you to take the work we do in sessions into other areas of your life and enhance your ease, health and happiness.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Search for the proper therapist. Interview several before you make a commitment.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Every therapist is different. Just like there are lots of different types of trees in nature - some you may like and others you could do without... This is the same thing. Sometimes it goes back to fit. If you have a tiny cottage, you might not put a huge oak tree out front. You might just stick with a few small bushes so as not to overwhelm the cottage. Perhaps you found the first therapist overwhelming, or it could have been the other way around. If you have a mansion and there are no trees, then you might feel like there is a serious need for landscaping. This can also happen in a therapy relationship. I cannot tell you how many times I have had patients complain about the lack of interaction they had with a previous therapist. This was not their cup of tea. Unfortunately, there are lots of reasons why an experience in therapy might have been negative. The good news is, there are just as many reasons why embarking on a new therapy relationship could be a positive experience. What I would like to do is a 3-4 session evaluation. You evaluate me and I will evaluate you, to see if we are a good fit and can work together. That way, if you feel like this is not going to work for you, you have an easy out, and no hard feelings. I have been doing this work for a long time and I have very thick skin. If it is a good fit, well, then we are in business and we can keep on working together.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

I ask every client if they have been in therapy and if so what did they find useful and what was not. I explain to them my reason for wanting to know this is so I do not repeat techniques they did not find useful or felt were negative. I might also explore later on in therapy those 'negative'techniques if it is apparent the approach was appropriate, yet the client was not ready to engage in the process akin the past. I believe this helps clients measure their own growth and gain more nderstanding re: defenses.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Some approaches work better with specific problems. If the problematic situation remains blocked after 10 sessions, more sessions are not likely to produce better results. Change the approach. Good therapists will be able to change techniques if they are not working.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Some approaches work better with specific problems. If the problematic situation remains blocked after 10 sessions, more sessions are not likely to produce better results. Change the approach. Good therapists will be able to change techniques if they are not working.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

There are several factors that are important. 1) Finding a therapist who is licensed
to practice in your state. Verify the license is valid and in good standing. 2)What background does the therapist have? What kind of education? Have they worked with others who have had similar issues? 3) You can then arrange a time to meet with the therapist.This is important because the factor that gives you the best chance to get what you want or need is the rapport you have with your therapist.You must have a therapist who you feel is easy to talk to, and one with whom you feel comfortable. Just as in other relationships, see whether there is chemistry. If that's not there, move on to another therapist. At this first meeting, did the therapist leave you feeling heard and understood. Did you feel comfortable? Did the therapist present him or herself as a educated professional? After this initial session, you will know whether the therapist is a good match for you, in other words, whether the chemistry is right. Once you see the therapist for a few sessions, you will have a better understanding about whether his individual can help you with your issues. If not, move on to another therapist. This is really true of any professional you hire to do a job. It is important that you know and experience the value of continuing with a therapist, as well.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

There are four major factors in choosing a therapist.
A therapist must have an ability to empathize. This means that they can listen accurately to your emotions, thoughts, rationale, and behavior while also imagining themselves in your shoes.
The therapist must also then be able to genuinely care about your situation and the pain and confusion that you are feeling in it.
Thirdly, a great therapist is also able to demonstrate non-judgmental love and affirmation to you so that you have the courage to accept appropriate responsibility and make wise choices and changes in your thoughts, behaviors and feelings.
Finally, a well-developed therapist grasps the truth that they can never fully understand another human unless the Holy Spirit (from the God of the Bible) shares with them the insight and knowledge that He has of that person.
So, being spiritually in tune and available to the Holy Spirit's leading is crucial to being able to remain non-judgmental,genuinely caring, and deeply empathetic.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The most important factors to consider when choosing a therapist are competence, experience, compatibility (good fit), and professionalism. Find someone who is well-trained, familiar with your concerns, establishes good rapport and ethical.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

You must feel safe and comfortable and there needs to be a mutual sense of compatibility.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

It is of utmost importance to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. Someone you believe understands you and has your welfare at heart.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Good fit! In any relationship, it is important that your needs can be met in a healthy, supportive manner-therapy is no different. Therapy will not always be easy, and a lot of times when people start looking at and changing the really hard parts, things can feel like they get worse before they get better. Having a solid relationship with your therapist, knowing that you can talk about reservations, things that you don't like, or areas where you disagree with what your therapist is thinking or asking you to take on-this is the most important tool you can give yourself in therapy. When choosing a therapist, don't be afraid to talk to a few therapists, go to their office and meet them, ask about their experience with your specific issue, ask them questions about how they provide therapy. Most importantly ask them questions that you feel you need to know in order to be comfortable in therapy, and don't be afraid to say it just isn't the right fit for you if those answers don't make you feel comfortable.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

One of the most important factors in the therapeutic process is the relationship that exists between the client and therapist. It is important for clients to choose a therapist who is competent in their field and who has a philosophy on the change process that the client can flourish in. Clients should feel supported and understood by their therapist. As a therapist, I invite potential clients to come in for a consultation at no charge in order for them to determine if we would work well together.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

First of all, I think rapport and connection with a therapist are more important that the therapist's theoretical orientation or technique. Therapy can be a journey of self-discovery and healing. A client needs to trust her/himself with the person chosen to make this discovery. As in daily life, we don't have rapport or connection with everyone we meet. The same idea applies to choosing a therapist.
I also think it's important to choose a therapist who empowers the client with tools, education and techniques so they can live a healthy functional life without therapy.
And a therapist with good boundaries is very important so the client knows what to expect.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The relationship is a very important piece of effective therapy. Therefore, I believe that one the most important factors in choosing a therapist is feeling comfortable with the individual. This begins the process of creating a safe therapeutic space. It is important to trust your instinct when deciding. There are a lot of great therapists that may not be the best therapist for you. Take in consideration your comfort level, their expertise, their personality and their therapeutic styles in order to find a therapist that understands your needs in order to help you.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

One of the most important factors in the therapeutic process is the relationship that exists between the client and therapist. It is important for clients to choose a therapist who is competent in their field and who has a philosophy on the change process that the client can flourish in. Clients should feel supported and understood by their therapist. As a therapist, I invite potential clients to come in for a consultation at no charge in order for them to determine if we would work well together.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Finding a feeling of trustworthy connection. Sometimes therapy begins with a referral from a trusted friend or family member, but more often it begins from a web page or insurance provider list. Since both of these later sources are pretty "out of the blue", I offer all perspective clients a FREE phone consultation, so that we can begin to build a more real and personal connection. We both need a chance to see if we should work together.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

A gut level sense of rightness of fit is primary. It is important to feel well understood and that you, the client, are the focus of attention.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

In choosing a therapist, it is important in your selection, to know he or she uses a collaborative approach based on dialogue and a sincere respect for the individual's journey and capacity for growth.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

In choosing a therapist, it is important to look for someone who is experienced, bright, compassionate, and ethical in their practice.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Your comfort zone, your freedom to ask questions, the amount of feedback you receive, the amount of professionalism your therapist exhibits, the amount of experience your therapist has had, someone who doesn't promise you all the answers and is open to listening.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Important factors in choosing a therapist: how much the therapist interacts with the client, what kind of therapies the therapist does, genuiness, a sense of trust, respect for the client and excellent listening skills.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

I believe there are 5 things everyone should consider when choosing a therapist: treatment approach, treatment style, experience, training, and references. We know that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship between the therapist and their client. I think it's really important to ask questions of your therapist up front to determine if they might be a good fit for you. What is the therapist's treatment approach? There are many theories in psychotherapy and your experience as a client will be quite different depending on which one the therapist uses. Do you want a more active or a more passive experience? Some therapists will be more engaged in the therapy conversation while others may do more listening and reflecting on what you're saying. I think it's important to think about what style would work best for you. If you have a specific condition that may not be a common issue seen in therapy, ask the therapist what their experience is in working with clients that have your diagnosis. Does the therapist have expertise in a certain area, and if they do how did they get it? Finally, ask for professional references from their colleagues.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The most important factor, in my opinion, when choosing a therapist is finding someone you feel comfortable with. Therapy can be difficult at times and you will most likely be talking about sensitive issues. It is vital to the therapeutic process that you feel you are able to speak openly and honestly in order for therapy to progress.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The most important factor, in my opinion, when choosing a therapist is finding someone you feel comfortable with. Therapy can be difficult at times and you will most likely be talking about sensitive issues. It is vital to the therapeutic process that you feel you are able to speak openly and honestly in order for therapy to progress.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Results.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Results.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

I think "gut instinct" is essential, trusting your intuition and feelings. Therapy is a relationship and all good relationships need good chemistry. We generally enter therapy in a vulnerable state, thinking something is “wrong” with us. Don’t forget the empowerment of what’s already “right”—you’re seeking help for what ails you, you’re acknowledging that things could be better, and, inherent in that, is the belief that you deserve to work with someone who is ethical, welcoming, kind and non-judgmental— and that, for whatever mysterious reasons, you feel okay talking to. Our intuition is our great early warning system. It helps us think straight. Don’t forget to use it.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Can the therapist explain how he or she thinks about therapy, the therapeutic relationship, his or her theoretical underpinnings, and his/her view on the process of change in a language that the client can understand?Is the therapist fundamentally engaged, compassionate, respectful and responsive to the clients concerns? Does the therapist respond to calls in a timely manner and is on time for sessions? Does the therapist encourage collaboration and feedback about how they are doing in terms of "getting" the client? If the client feels that the therapist is not getting the client, can the the therapist be open to suggestions about how to change that? Can the therapist admit when he/she may have gotten something wrong, misinterpreted, or something else, and take responsibility for that? Does the client feel that the therapist would be honest if he/she did not feel that he/she was helping the client and make a referral? Is the therapist direct and clear about his/her policies and procedures especially with respect to confidentiality, mandated reporting, cancellation policies etc? Is the client able to get a consistent, regular appointment? Is the therapist experienced in dealing with whatever issues the client is presenting with and if not, can they make a referral? Above all, does the client feel that that the therapist is kind, caring, honest as needed and truly engaged in the process of the client's therapy?

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

You want to feel comfortable with and inspired by your therapist. There is a certain chemistry when you feel like she understands you and is attuned to what you do and don't say. You should feel the potential to trust her and to respect her perspective and guidance. If you don't feel any of these aspects in the first session, I suggest that you keep looking for a better match.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

In experiencing intense pain and sorrow in my life, I have often searched for supportive therapy to address my issues. I recognized that I was not able to address some of these struggles on my own and realized that I needed to find a like-hearted therapist who would work alongside me - to support, understand, empathize and not judge me. I am curious about issues that arise in me on a regular basis. I am passionate about my on-going intensive self-work.
I have worked intensely on exploring the magnitude of personal issues. I felt vulnerable, scared, frightened, angry, sorrowful, pained and resentful. I have felt empathically "held" in all of these very scary places - places where I needed to find courage, and was often too frightened to travel alone. In "surviving" these dark, dark places - I have survived!
It is through these struggles, and in my on-going therapy, that I offer a safe, confidential, empathic and supportive environment, to enable and give opportunity to another to create and further develop their individual self.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Everybody has struggles in life, therapists included. The issues I have struggled with afford me a different perspective on the problem. I call this perspective having "inside knowledge" of a problem and its effects. Rather than thinking that it makes me understand the client better, as each client makes different meanings of problems affecting them based on their own life-experiences, my own struggles with particular problems gives me insight into how the problem may influence a person's thinking about himself or herself, and the tactics a problem uses to influence the client's negative thinking.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Everybody has struggles in life, therapists included. The issues I have struggled with afford me a different perspective on the problem. I call this perspective having "inside knowledge" of a problem and its effects. Rather than thinking that it makes me understand the client better, as each client makes different meanings of problems affecting them based on their own life-experiences, my own struggles with particular problems gives me insight into how the problem may influence a person's thinking about himself or herself, and the tactics a problem uses to influence the client's negative thinking.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My therapeutic training and approach today developed as the result of healing from an unfortunate car accident many years ago. I was initially trained as a mind body therapist so I was knowledgeable about that connection yet was not healing. I was experiencing chronic pain, post traumatic stress symptoms and panic attacks. When I began to work with therapists trained in the field of energy psychology my recovery accelerated. What I did not realize at the time was the trauma was stuck. I now felt and experienced a more holistic way of healing that included the mind, the body, the bodies energy system and the spirit. After my recovery I began training with a variety of energy psychology teachers and use an integrative approach in my practice today.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

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How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Yes they have . I am not a stranger to internal conflict, inner criticism , insecurity, loss , or struggles in love and marriage. By the same token I am also not a stranger to the desire for healing , growth in confidence and connection, which has impelled me to be a client in therapy and to engage in a long term practice of Focusing and meditation. The struggles I have experienced and moved through and beyond have helped me to develop a trust in my own ability to be present with a person in pain and in our shared human capacity to cope , heal, grow and live forward.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Yes they have . I am not a stranger to internal conflict, inner criticism , insecurity, loss , or struggles in love and marriage. By the same token I am also not a stranger to the desire for healing , growth in confidence and connection, which has impelled me to be a client in therapy and to engage in a long term practice of Focusing and meditation. The struggles I have experienced and moved through and beyond have helped me to develop a trust in my own ability to be present with a person in pain and in our shared human capacity to cope , heal, grow and live forward.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Yes they have . I am not a stranger to internal conflict, inner criticism , insecurity, loss , or struggles in love and marriage. By the same token I am also not a stranger to the desire for healing , growth in confidence and connection, which has impelled me to be a client in therapy and to engage in a long term practice of Focusing and meditation. The struggles I have experienced and moved through and beyond have helped me to develop a trust in my own ability to be present with a person in pain and in our shared human capacity to cope , heal, grow and live forward.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Yes they have . I am not a stranger to internal conflict, inner criticism , insecurity, loss , or struggles in love and marriage. By the same token I am also not a stranger to the desire for healing , growth in confidence and connection, which has impelled me to be a client in therapy and to engage in a long term practice of Focusing and meditation. The struggles I have experienced and moved through and beyond have helped me to develop a trust in my own ability to be present with a person in pain and in our shared human capacity to cope , heal, grow and live forward.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Yes they have . I am not a stranger to internal conflict, inner criticism , insecurity, loss , or struggles in love and marriage. By the same token I am also not a stranger to the desire for healing , growth in confidence and connection, which has impelled me to be a client in therapy and to engage in a long term practice of Focusing and meditation. The struggles I have experienced and moved through and beyond have helped me to develop a trust in my own ability to be present with a person in pain and in our shared human capacity to cope , heal, grow and live forward.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Most, if not all, individuals that are therapists have faced their own struggles with therapy. When my daughter became a victim of violent crime from an unknown perpetrator, my life felt like it was turning in all directions; there were so many unknowns to deal with as well as the forseeable problems. Adversity does cause searching for solutions and that searching helps to create openness and change. Searching makes ripples so that there is change internally. That internal change creates steps forward instead of being held in stagnation. That struggle in particular changed the direction of my life so that life seems fuller on so many levels. That evolution opened up so many new doors. That struggle has made me a better therapist, because I recognize that there is more than one door to open or one path to follow.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My diverse life experiences help me understand and respond compassionately to individual, family, and cultural systems. Growing up in Los Angeles, I started elementary school in the multicultural, public school system. Later, I was enrolled in a small, private school for my secondary education. I completed my BA in Study of Religion at UCLA and then earned my Masters in Social Work at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Before my private practice, I provided therapy to children, teens and families in agency clinics both in Washington DC and Los Angeles. I continue to provide clinical supervision to therapists at a non-profit community mental health agency.

Before finishing my undergraduate degree, I left school to pursue a career in the music business. While I achieved limited success as an artist, I did have a successful career as a music industry executive. My experience in the music industry and my education in the small, private school setting in Los Angeles have given me unique insight and first hand experience in many of the issues I see in my private practice with teens and their families, as well as with adults working in the entertainment field.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I am aware that my struggles, losses and heartaches in Life inform my work. They have taught me compassion and curiosity. They have also taught me how I hate to be judged or stereo-typed,
hence I am very aware not to treat clients in such a manner.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Yes they have.I believe that I have more empathy for clients which is experienced during the therapeutic process enabling clients to truly feel understood.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My life has been full of struggles! And I've been around a while. So, that's a lot of struggling . . . and a lot of personal growth. Without disclosing too much up front, let me just say I was blessed with a few supportive people, who helped me realize that through counseling I could rise above, even thrive, as I engaged in those struggles. This had enough of an influence on me to take on the struggles and insecurities involved in returning to school, after several years in the graphic arts industry, to complete a Masters Degree in Counseling. I sometimes refer to my career as a therapist as my second calling. However, it might be more appropriately named my first "true" calling, because it's the first career that has genuinely drawn on my deeper powers and strengths, which are informed by life experience and struggles. I'm not sure I would be in this vocation without a few good counselors tossed into the path on my life journey, so far.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My life has been full of struggles! And I've been around a while. So, that's a lot of struggling . . . and a lot of personal growth. Without disclosing too much up front, let me just say I was blessed with a few supportive people, who helped me realize that through counseling I could rise above, even thrive, as I engaged in those struggles. This had enough of an influence on me to take on the struggles and insecurities involved in returning to school, after several years in the graphic arts industry, to complete a Masters Degree in Counseling. I sometimes refer to my career as a therapist as my second calling. However, it might be more appropriately named my first "true" calling, because it's the first career that has genuinely drawn on my deeper powers and strengths, which are informed by life experience and struggles. I'm not sure I would be in this vocation without a few good counselors tossed into the path on my life journey, so far.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My life has been full of struggles! And I\'ve been around a while. So, that\'s a lot of struggling . . . and a lot of personal growth. Without disclosing too much up front, let me just say I was blessed with a few supportive people, who helped me realize that through counseling I could rise above, even thrive, as I engaged in those struggles. This had enough of an influence on me to take on the struggles and insecurities involved in returning to school, after several years in the graphic arts industry, to complete a Masters Degree in Counseling. I sometimes refer to my career as a therapist as my second calling. However, it might be more appropriately named my first \"true\" calling, because it\'s the first career that has genuinely drawn on my deeper powers and strengths, which are informed by life experience and struggles. I\'m not sure I would be in this vocation without a few good counselors tossed into the path on my life journey, so far.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I have grown enormously (pun intended) over the years. The mental and emotional growth has been a product of several almost conflated factors. It started with my volunteer work in domestic violence and sexual aggression issues. Good training, which led to my choice of this work as a profession combined with pursuit of a masters in counseling to broaden and deepen my understanding of what was happening at work with my clients, while the issues that I was confronting at work provided fodder for the educational and training experience. At about the same time I decided that since I was asking my clients to engage in the therapeutic process, I should perhaps set aside my previous experience with a less than optimally helpful therapist and seek out a good therapist for myself. Fortunately, as it worked out, I connected with a person who not only helped me with many of my personal issues, but served as an excellent role model and mentor for my professional work.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I have grown enormously (pun intended) over the years. The mental and emotional growth has been a product of several almost conflated factors. It started with my volunteer work in domestic violence and sexual aggression issues. Good training, which led to my choice of this work as a profession combined with pursuit of a masters in counseling to broaden and deepen my understanding of what was happening at work with my clients, while the issues that I was confronting at work provided fodder for the educational and training experience. At about the same time I decided that since I was asking my clients to engage in the therapeutic process, I should perhaps set aside my previous experience with a less than optimally helpful therapist and seek out a good therapist for myself. Fortunately, as it worked out, I connected with a person who not only helped me with many of my personal issues, but served as an excellent role model and mentor for my professional work.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

the death of my only child twenty years ago was a life-changing event that has influenced my work.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

There are numerous struggles in my life path that allow me to be meet with Clients in an open non-judgemental atmosphere of compassion and empathy. My own struggles with parenting, relationship, aging, death of a child, and search for spirituality have all prepared me to better understand the inherent beauty and pain of being human on our tiny green planet.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Yes, my own struggles have significantly made me a better therapist. Life happens and some times in life, bad things happen to us. As a young woman working through graduate school, I experienced a lot of situations where I didn't feel accepted, loved or challenged. As a result, I had to move forward in life on my own and as a result, I now am able to reflect on that, and offer some of my own personal insight of my past struggles to my clients.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Trusting another individual with our deepest fears and vulnerabilities can be an enormously difficult task - and yet one that is essential to solid self-esteem and emotional intimacy. Throughout my life, I have slowly peeled away layers of defense that have inhibited my growth and strained my intimate relationships. While these defenses protected me, they also kept out the nurturing I needed to heal and grow. With the discovery of mindfulness and psychotherapy, I discovered a connection within that anchored and centered me in my own strength and value. The relationship I had with myself became central. I was able to tolerate sitting with my own failings, anxiety, and longings and to allow those sides of myself to be seen by others. I bring a personal and in-depth understanding of attachment and the search for self to my work. I am inspired to help others find strength in their vulnerability and to know deeply their innate value.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

The Aging process undeniable allows us more insight into how we view and navigate our environment and the people in it. With that said, I believe we can better gage noy only our clients perspective from a developmental perspective but, also our level of empathy, patience, and understanding increases. Clients naturally feel more safe and understood as a result.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I think that my own struggles and journey are a crucial part of making me the therapist that I am. While I do not believe that one has to have experienced something directly in order to understand it, I do think that having had certain experiences can increase one's capacity and ability to understand of another's experiences. Of course no two experiences are the same so it does not mean complete understanding is a given. I feel that it is my own life experiences and the profoundly healing nature of the therapy that I have been lucky enough to receive, that guides my practice and presence as a therapist. At bottom, my own struggles, challenges, experiences and journey have enabled me to have deep empathy and compassion for those of others.I am more than happy to talk further about this question.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

Each person makes his or her own meaning of life-experiences. And people describe these meanings in the form of stories. When I meet with a client I am listening to these problem-saturated stories, but I also listen for any storied that describe a time when the problem had less influence on the person. Frequently, these success stories have been subjugated and are outside of the client's awareness. I work to help the client strengthen these success storied, thereby allowing the client to change his or her relationship with the story to gain control. This way of working is called Narrative Therapy.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

Each person makes his or her own meaning of life-experiences. And people describe these meanings in the form of stories. When I meet with a client I am listening to these problem-saturated stories, but I also listen for any storied that describe a time when the problem had less influence on the person. Frequently, these success stories have been subjugated and are outside of the client's awareness. I work to help the client strengthen these success storied, thereby allowing the client to change his or her relationship with the story to gain control. This way of working is called Narrative Therapy.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

My path to being a therapist was not linear. My undergraduate education was in the humanities. That gave me a sense of the importance of culture and the arts and the written word. Therefore, I am sensitive to multicultural issues in counseling and incorporate the arts and expressive and narrative therapies into my work. When I decided to go to graduate school, I was initially preparing to be a social worker. From that education I learned a lot about family systems therapy and the essential wisdom of Carl Rogers. I later received a masters in psychological counseling with a specialization in addictions. This broadened my scope of practice. After that, I was mentored by a Jungian therapist, trained in guided imagery and music evoked imagery and certified in the MARI Cards. These tools became important in working with existential issues. I have extensive training and experience in mind-body practices and the integration of complementary and alternative medicine into primary mental healthcare. Presently I am completing my PhD in Psycholgoy with a specialization in Integrative Health. Therefore, my theoretical influences are expansive, and I use every gift I was given through the years to meet my clients at whatever modality works best for them.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

The major theoretical influences which guide my work with clients are solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and positive psychology. I think it is important to examine difficulties but to also focus on my clients' strengths and potential to flourish, grow, become more optimistic, and have a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

My theoretical affiliations are influenced by family systems and emotionally focusd (humanisitic and attachment styles) modalities. In other words, there our outside influences that effect our beahaviors. How we cope with our feelings in reaction to thses systems determines our actions. My approach toward “mental wellness” in my professional and personal life is as follows: (1) What is important to you to be in a state of “calmness and mental well-being”, (2) What emotions can you tap into to achieve this goal, and (3) What goals or steps can you take to achieve this goal.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

My theoretical influences are from psychoanalytic thought (especially Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion, Phillip Bromberg and Stephen Mitchell), mindfulness and Eastern meditation practice, and emotion-focused therapy for couples.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

The major theoretical influence that guides me in my work with clients is mindfulness. I rely on my own long term meditation practice as well as the formal training I have had to bring this approach to clients, including children. I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Bowen Family Systems Therapy. I have utilized TFCBT with children and parents to heal from traumas such as physical and sexual abuse. My orientation in Family Systems Theory provides me with a framework to help individuals understand how anxiety exists in a family and provides a method for stepping out of the idea that one person has 'the problem' in the family. By creating family diagrams and studying family history with the client, it is possible to gain a more well defined individual who is better able to function within the family and society. With all that said, the relationship is key and my highest priority is establishing a safe, calm, caring presence with every client.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

rogerian & CBT

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I am a Jungian analyst, a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich Switzerland. Jung's theories have greatly influenced my work. I also have had training as a clinical member of AAMFT and much work in psychodynamic clinical social work

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

It is my belief that a client is not the problem, the problem itself is the problem. When working with clients part of my goal is to collaborate with them and find a way to apply their strengths and abilities towards overcoming these problems. When solutions are found, a plan for re-writing a life story without being effected by these problems may be developed so that clients are able to focus on a more positive and happy life.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

It is my belief that a client is not the problem, the problem itself is the problem. When working with clients part of my goal is to collaborate with them and find a way to apply their strengths and abilities towards overcoming these problems. When solutions are found, a plan for re-writing a life story without being effected by these problems may be developed so that clients are able to focus on a more positive and happy life.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

Whether I am working with an individual, a couple, or a family, I am consistently adhering to the goals of the client. I believe therapy should be effective and based on empirical research in order to provide results. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and skill building with all issues that I treat. When working with couples and/or families, I also employ attachement focused work in order to deepen the bond between individuals, while provide skills.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

Whether I am working with an individual, a couple, or a family, I am consistently adhering to the goals of the client. I believe therapy should be effective and based on empirical research in order to provide results. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and skill building with all issues that I treat. When working with couples and/or families, I also employ attachement focused work in order to deepen the bond between individuals, while provide skills.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I am a cognitive behavioral therapist, which means I believe that how we think affects how we feel emotionally and physically, and also affects how we behave. I like CBT and chose it over the other major theories of psychology because of the power it gives us to make lasting changes. While the primary focus is how we think, and specifically thoughts that aren't very useful, CBT digs deeper to understand where these thoughts are coming from and evaluates how our life's experiences have led us to how we think about ourselves, others, and our world today. Because we all have the power to change our thinking, I think CBT is a very effective way to make lasting changes and feel better mentally and physically.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

The Italian model of brief strategic therapy (Nardone) and the ideas of brief therapy introduced by the Mental Research Institute are the most influential. We are not born knowing ourselves, others, and the world. We construct our knowledge of the world by interacting with it. But our knowledge of the world is filtered through our imperfect senses that play tricks on our minds. These tricks lead to psychological, behavioral, or relational problems when our equilibrium becomes too disrupted. In these times we can benefit from professional help to reorient ourselves.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

My work is informed primarily by Psychodynamic and Object Relations theories. The primary idea being that people are deeply influenced by their relationships with others, especially during their early years. I also use Family Systems models, which appreciate the interrelatedness of people and how they work off of one another. I incorporate aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which look at our automatic thoughts and ways to change thoughts that are inaccurate and counterproductive. In addition, I incorporate aspects of Narrative Therapy, which think in terms of the stories that we tell ourselves and others and how we construct these tales. I include aspects of yoga to help with breathing and learning how we inhabit our physical body. All these ideas, and others, come together in unique ways in each therapy encounter. They enter the space as needed to assist with the process of discovery.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Through a trusting, holding and therapeutic relationship we will learn the dance of treatment and at what pace you feel comfortable proceeding forward. Together we will work on increasing your resilience, strength and ability to tolerate difficult content while working on thoughts, behaviors and concerns.
Together we will sort out the responsibilities and priorities of treatment to help you from becoming overwhelmed with difficult to manage content.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Most of us come from families or cultures where some aspect of our emotional life has been considered 'bad' or shameful. The result is that certain emotional experiences, are complicated by feelings of shame, fear of abandonment and/ or panic.
In psychotherapy, one learns a variety of skills that help one to connect with inner resources so that feelings themselves are less overwhelming.
This also helps each client to begin to sort out the components of the emotional experience that are reflective of the present, and which are carryover from another time in one's life.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Feeling anxious about reliving painful memories or feelings is overwhelming and should not be rushed into or forced on the client. I wait for the client to tell me when he or she is ready to confront the pain. As I shared in the first question, I know what it feels like to have memories from the past that are so painful that even just thinking about thinking about them brings up feelings of fear and pain that are so strong that I begin reliving the event again. I know it is important to take our time on painful feelings and memories. The client is the driver of the car. I'm the navigator in the passenger seat, reading the map and telling the client to get ready for the next turn or exit ahead. If the client isn't ready for the next direction, he or she can always pull over and take a break to calm down. Hypnotherapy is a great way to help anxious clients calm down and process their overwhelming emotions in a non-threatening way. Clients that take part in hypnotherapy leave my office feeling calmer and more relaxed than they have in years. Some have told me the feeling is like walking on clouds and they are able to sleep more soundly that night than they have in a long time. I also use a little of Eastern medicine's healing techniques by tapping on the acupuncture points associated with anxiety, pain, and negativity through a process called "Emotional Freedom Techniques." Research shows that this process is very effective at helping clients release the overwhelming feelings of

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Realistically, in therapy, I think clients do get overwhelmed by their feelings when they are telling their story and are sometimes taken by surprise. They might feel embarrassed, overexposed or relieved. This can happen at the very first session. I think the issue isn’t that a client gets overwhelmed but what happens next.
From a mind-body approach I would immediately teach a client techniques that de-stress the body so they could eliminate the feeling of overwhelm. The body gives immediate feedback to us by calming down. Over time we could begin to explore the cause of the painful feelings and resolve them.
Clients also learn to trust a therapist through a process of creating rapport and connections, helping a client contain their feelings and witnessing their pain with presence and compassion. It is equally important for a therapist to empower her client with coping skills and help the client learn to trust her/himself to handle the feelings that are inside.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Realistically, in therapy, I think clients do get overwhelmed by their feelings when they are telling their story and are sometimes taken by surprise. They might feel embarrassed, overexposed or relieved. This can happen at the very first session. I think the issue isn’t that a client gets overwhelmed but what happens next.
From a mind-body approach I would immediately teach a client techniques that de-stress the body so they could eliminate the feeling of overwhelm. The body gives immediate feedback to us by calming down. Over time we could begin to explore the cause of the painful feelings and resolve them.
Clients also learn to trust a therapist through a process of creating rapport and connections, helping a client contain their feelings and witnessing their pain with presence and compassion. It is equally important for a therapist to empower her client with coping skills and help the client learn to trust her/himself to handle the feelings that are inside.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Realistically, in therapy, I think clients do get overwhelmed by their feelings when they are telling their story and are sometimes taken by surprise. They might feel embarrassed, overexposed or relieved. This can happen at the very first session. I think the issue isn’t that a client gets overwhelmed but what happens next.
From a mind-body approach I would immediately teach a client techniques that de-stress the body so they could eliminate the feeling of overwhelm. The body gives immediate feedback to us by calming down. Over time we could begin to explore the cause of the painful feelings and resolve them.
Clients also learn to trust a therapist through a process of creating rapport and connections, helping a client contain their feelings and witnessing their pain with presence and compassion. It is equally important for a therapist to empower her client with coping skills and help the client learn to trust her/himself to handle the feelings that are inside.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

As an EFT practitioner of many years, I have found it to be the quickest, most painless emotional releasing technique that I know of. Yes there are others, but they do not have the elegant benefits that EFT offers. And it is easy for me to teach you. And, most importantly, EFT can help deal with long-standing emotions that have blocked you from where you have wanted to be in your life, and this is not painful work.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

As an EFT practitioner of many years, I have found it to be the quickest, most painless emotional releasing technique that I know of. Yes there are others, but they do not have the elegant benefits that EFT offers. And it is easy for me to teach you. And, most importantly, EFT can help deal with long-standing emotions that have blocked you from where you have wanted to be in your life, and this is not painful work.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

As an EFT practitioner of many years, I have found it to be the quickest, most painless emotional releasing technique that I know of. Yes there are others, but they do not have the elegant benefits that EFT offers. And it is easy for me to teach you. And, most importantly, EFT can help deal with long-standing emotions that have blocked you from where you have wanted to be in your life, and this is not painful work.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

As an EFT practitioner of many years, I have found it to be the quickest, most painless emotional releasing technique that I know of. Yes there are others, but they do not have the elegant benefits that EFT offers. And it is easy for me to teach you. And, most importantly, EFT can help deal with long-standing emotions that have blocked you from where you have wanted to be in your life, and this is not painful work.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

You possess an inner reserve of strengths and helpful qualities, but you may be feeling disconnected from them, and overrun by worries, concerns and strong emotions, all of which can seem overwhelming at times. Together we will gently and respectfully examine and address your concerns and fears. At the same time, I will help you reconnect with your inner strengths, which will allow you to feel more in control and less overwhelmed by feelings. If the thought of finding strength seems too hard right now, don't worry, you can borrow some of mine.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

You possess an inner reserve of strengths and helpful qualities, but you may be feeling disconnected from them, and overrun by worries, concerns and strong emotions, all of which can seem overwhelming at times. Together we will gently and respectfully examine and address your concerns and fears. At the same time, I will help you reconnect with your inner strengths, which will allow you to feel more in control and less overwhelmed by feelings. If the thought of finding strength seems too hard right now, don't worry, you can borrow some of mine.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

My own struggles are part of who I am when I listen to a client. My ability to empathize and understand what someone is going through comes from realizing how hard it is to live a balanced life. We all carry with us a measure of brokenness and wholeness, and it is possible to learn to hold it all with openness and lightness. My own struggles have always led me to amazing people, and unexpected gifts. In my work, I know that this experience of mine is implicitly conveyed to my clients.
As a Focusing Oriented Therapist, I am very attuned to subtle cues that clients give me, that let me know where it is safe to go. Before working with emotionally laden material, I anchor the client by helping to access positive resources that are already within him /her. I work to establish a relationship, where the client feels free to acknowledge any apprehensions, and most importantly, I am always checking in with her to see how what we are doing is impacting on her. Thus I might say, "how is this now for you, that you have just expressed these feelings?" I stay very present, always alert to the possiblility of an unexpected moment of someone feeling triggered, or possibly having a moment of reliving a trauma, and in that case, I pause, and help the person name what is happening, so we can find a way to step back from it.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

If you are coming to therapy to resolve intense or painful feelings, you may also be coming in with a fear that therapy may make these feelings more intense. I understand that being overwhelmed is not a path to healing. Therefore, I use a strength-based approach to therapy, where we will begin by identifying your strengths and building new resources. We work to make sure that these strengths are within reach when we address those places that are painful. I strongly believe that therapy must only move at a pace which allows you to tolerate difficult feelings, and often that means addressing them in bite-sized pieces to avoid becoming overwhelmed. Working in this way allows you to feel safe, gain confidence, and have a sense of mastery over feelings that may have once left you feeling helpless.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Anxiety affects all of us in one form or another. I feel it is very important to help clients manage their days with as much ease as possible.
I have found that my clients respond well to my style of therapy, which has been described as calm and accepting. I believe in the importance of teaching clients how to calm and neutralize their negative thoughts replaceing those with feelings of self acceptance and productive thoughts. As clients learn to feel calm while facing their issues, they learn effective life long tools and coping skills for managing everyday life with all of its joys and struggles. As a result a client can more effectively approach and overcome more difficult and deeper issues.


I have come to understand the genuine strength a person shows when they decide to seek therapy. It is difficult for all of us to admit we may need help, or admit we may have thoughts or behaviors that trouble us. One of the first and biggest obstacles in the healing process is making the initial contact with the therapist. Once that first appointment is set, the client has taken the most important step toward success and has shown a strength of character and determination that will continue to be an asset through his progress.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

WE move slowly. For the most painful memories, I help the client create an imaginative safe space for retreat.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Coming to therapy will give you the chance to take a breath and be in a space where there are no demands, no expectations of you. Therapy is a place where you can take good care of yourself and begin to move in the direction of letting go of anxiety while learning ways to heal the painful feelings that you're dealing with. We go at your pace - I'm walking beside you on your journey - never pushing you along.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

The client sets the pace. It's like Napoleon said: "I'm in a hurry, so I have to go slow."

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

The client sets the pace. It's like Napoleon said: "I'm in a hurry, so I have to go slow."

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Often someone who comes into therapy for the first time may feel that they are weak or flawed because they were not able to handle the problem on their own. My belief is that it takes a lot of strength and courage to reach out to another person for help/support. By reaching out for help from someone else a new perspective about the situation can be gained along with new understanding of the situation or even of themselves. I often remind those I work with that even therapists have therapists for extra support at different times in their lives.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I have had a longstanding interest in Attachment Theory and I feel it’s a concept that can offer a very useful framework for understanding people who are seeking psychotherapeutic help. Individuals who are considered securely attached often turn to relationships for support in difficult times as well as to share their joy in happier times. The central characteristic of their attachment style is that they feel safe and comfortable turning to relationships as a touchstone in their life. That’s typically not the case in anxiously-attached or avoidantly-attached individuals. Anxiously-attached people’s early relationships with their caregivers have typically been inconsistent and riddled with experiences of frustration, so they typically don’t know what to expect from others and end up feeling anxious, discontented and chronically frustrated in their adult relationships. Avoidant individuals whose dependency needs were rebuffed at a young age seem to have simply written relationships off and don’t expect much of anything from them. According to this theory, it is a much healthier response and sign of a strong, healthy and secure individual to turn to relationships for support, comfort or to get professional assistance in figuring out difficult life experiences.
In order to counter any hesitance on the patient’s part, I typically emphasize what a mature step it is that they are taking in dealing with their problems and elucidate on what I’ve written above, to help t

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Therapy is like an adventure that has personal and relational challenges to it. It takes courage and insight to consult with someone else about your life. It also takes a willingness to learn and change. There are all signs of strength within a person - ones that are often seen even in the toughest of circumstance.
It also is curious to me that we allow and encourage others to get a professional's opinion about the noise of our car engine, refrigerator, leaking roof, or chronic headaches. Yet, when we want a professional opinion about relational or emotional situations we cringe if others find out. To me, this is incongruous because in each scenario we are consulting with a professional for their professionally trained expertise and input. In that there is no need for shame but rather a well deserved word of encouragement and support.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Each of us struggles with problems in our lives. Because I view problems as outside of us and something we must instead deal with, rather than existing as a defect inside of us, I do not believe that problems indicate that we are weak or flawed. This idea arose as a metaphor for how problems come into our lives, but has since become a fact. Neuroscience will someday give us better understandings about the development of certain, but not all, problems. Yet, this concept still does not indicate that we are weak or flawed, but rather that individual brainchemistry and/or structure, is different. It is people have given names to these problems, and not that something is inherently wrong with the person. I work with clients to Think of the problem as external to the. In that way, together we can stand at a distance and explore the effects of the problem(s) on them, times the problem hasn't been able to influence them, and develop strategies to keep the problem from becoming so powerful over the client.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Each of us struggles with problems in our lives. Because I view problems as outside of us and something we must instead deal with, rather than existing as a defect inside of us, I do not believe that problems indicate that we are weak or flawed. This idea arose as a metaphor for how problems come into our lives, but has since become a fact. Neuroscience will someday give us better understandings about the development of certain, but not all, problems. Yet, this concept still does not indicate that we are weak or flawed, but rather that individual brainchemistry and/or structure, is different. It is people have given names to these problems, and not that something is inherently wrong with the person. I work with clients to Think of the problem as external to the. In that way, together we can stand at a distance and explore the effects of the problem(s) on them, times the problem hasn't been able to influence them, and develop strategies to keep the problem from becoming so powerful over the client.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Life can be overwhelming, complicated, and painful. Often, whether we notice it or not, our backgrounds and circumstances push or limit us in ways that cause distress.

We support the unique and inherent ability of each person and relationship to make sense and satisfaction for themselves.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I have often found the belief of being weak or flawed is pervasive in the client’s life and not just about coming to therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I have often found the belief of being weak or flawed is pervasive in the client’s life and not just about coming to therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I have often found the belief of being weak or flawed is pervasive in the client’s life and not just about coming to therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Every single person on this earth is flawed and we all show weakness at one point or another. True weakness is being stuck in a painful situation and being paralyzed by fear, being unable to make a move or a change to the situation. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is acting in spite of it. A intelligent person is able to assess their resources and realize that they need help - but a brave and strong person actually seeks that help out. Going to therapy for the first time is one of the bravest things a person can do because true strength is about facing fear and dealing with an issue head on. Anyone can pretend that a problem doesn't exist, ignoring it and living in extreme discomfort every single day. But addressing that problem, taking a hard look at oneself, and having the courage to try something different is the exact opposite of weakness. Luckily, therapy has become much less stigmatized in recent years and I believe that there are times in life when we could all use someone to talk to.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Seeking therapy reveals a perceptive recognition that things are not as you would like them to be and is a reflection of your own internal strength and desire to make things better. If you or a family member had a broken leg or chest pain, you would probably not ignore it and hope for it to go away in time. Experiencing difficult life events is no different. There is no need to feel that you should be able to handle all matters of body, mind and heart on your own. Seeking collaboration with a professional is a very sound and reasonable course of action, a bit like graduating to a new level of understanding yourself and learning new ways of skillfully coping with life's biggest challenges.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Seeking therapy reveals a perceptive recognition that things are not as you would like them to be and is a reflection of your own internal strength and desire to make things better. If you or a family member had a broken leg or chest pain, you would probably not ignore it and hope for it to go away in time. Experiencing difficult life events is no different. There is no need to feel that you should be able to handle all matters of body, mind and heart on your own. Seeking collaboration with a professional is a very sound and reasonable course of action, a bit like graduating to a new level of understanding yourself and learning new ways of skillfully coping with life's biggest challenges.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I have heard some people question whether or not they "really need" therapy. Some people imagine that there are others more anxious, more depressed, more lonely or more "sick" than they believe themselves to be. Although therapy can be very helpful--and even necessary--to people with serious mental illness, therapy is also a place for people who desire more satisfaction from their lives or less pain. The better question for such people is not whether or not you need therapy, but whether or not you want your experience of life to be less painful or more satisfying. A second question that many people has to ask themselves is whether they believe that they deserve to have the life they desire and whether they can allow themselves to take the steps necessary to achieve that life.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I have heard some people question whether or not they "really need" therapy. Some people imagine that there are others more anxious, more depressed, more lonely or more "sick" than they believe themselves to be. Although therapy can be very helpful--and even necessary--to people with serious mental illness, therapy is also a place for people who desire more satisfaction from their lives or less pain. The better question for such people is not whether or not you need therapy, but whether or not you want your experience of life to be less painful or more satisfying. A second question that many people has to ask themselves is whether they believe that they deserve to have the life they desire and whether they can allow themselves to take the steps necessary to achieve that life.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

While many people become aware of their need for therapy in moments where they feel broken, or notice the flaws in their relationships, the act of reaching out to ask for help is one which requires strength. It takes curiosity and courage to participate in therapy. Courage to face our conflicts, pain and uncertainty, and curiosity to engage in meaningful discourse about one-self and relationships.
In my work I like to counter feelings of weakness or damage by recognizing the strength inherent in seeking help, mediation, expertise and new experience. I am able to see at least of glimpse of power and strength in even those most lost. From this place we are able to walk towards strength and re-build the foundation on which we stand. By seeing clients as the expert of their own experience I can begin to better understand the path forward to more meaningful, healthy and connected ways of participating with the world around.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Often someone who comes into therapy for the first time may feel that they are weak or flawed because they were not able to handle the problem on their own. My belief is that it takes a lot of strength and courage to reach out to another person for help/support. By reaching out for help from someone else a new perspective about the situation can be gained along with new understanding of the situation or even of themselves. I often remind those I work with that even therapists have therapists for extra support at different times in their lives.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Many individuals find it increasingly difficult to navigate each day without worry, stress or sadness. I understand that it takes courage and strength to pick up the phone and take the next step. That next step will provide you with a personal connection which sets the foundation for change.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Going to therapy does not mean one is weak or flawed. Life is filled with transistions: from childhood to adolescence,from adolescence to adulthood, entering fufilling relationships, leaving relationships that are destructive, having and raising children, entering the workforce, leaving the workforce, retirement, and loss of loved ones. Major changes as well as minor changes can cause upheavels and turmoil. Oftentimes, there might be a feeling that something is missing, perhaps an emptiness is present. These are all natural and human responses to life. In seeking therapy, a person is recognizing that they may need help addressing a situation. Consulting a map to get from point A to point B helps to cut down on travel time and arrival time. Therapy is like a good map.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I believe that most of us were not given the tools to successfully handle every relational challenge that comes our way. I also believe that it's not our fault, that we are not to blame, and that we are not weak or flawed. I believe that seeking help shows courage, rather than "white knuckling" our way through life. And for those who choose to not seek help, that is fine, as well. My job is not to judge, rather, to see how I can be of service to clients on their journey.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Anxiety affects all of us in one form or another. I feel it is very important to help clients manage their days with as much ease as possible.
I have found that my clients respond well to my style of therapy, which has been described as calm and accepting. I believe in the importance of teaching clients how to calm and neutralize their negative thoughts replaceing those with feelings of self acceptance and productive thoughts. As clients learn to feel calm while facing their issues, they learn effective life long tools and coping skills for managing everyday life with all of its joys and struggles. As a result a client can more effectively approach and overcome more difficult and deeper issues.


I have come to understand the genuine strength a person shows when they decide to seek therapy. It is difficult for all of us to admit we may need help, or admit we may have thoughts or behaviors that trouble us. One of the first and biggest obstacles in the healing process is making the initial contact with the therapist. Once that first appointment is set, the client has taken the most important step toward success and has shown a strength of character and determination that will continue to be an asset through his progress.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Therapy has gotten a bad rap over the years. In a society that tells us we need to "have it all" while appearing to "have it all together", asking for help can be difficult. I urge my clients view therapy as a proactive way to invest in themselves to improve their relationships and quality of life, just as one might invest money into a 401k or a college education in order to have a better future.

What exactly does it mean to be "proactive"? Let's take working out, for example. Millions of Americans are dissatisfied with their health and the appearance of their bodies, so we see a great number of them investing their time, money and energy in gyms and weight loss programs in order to change. Personal trainers are hired to help people learn new ways to exercise and eat right. Are these people viewed as "weak" or "flawed" because they want to change something about themselves? Of course not! They are applauded and celebrated! There are even TV shows like "The Biggest Loser" and "Extreme Makeover" to honor their efforts. Therapy is no different. It is a choice to make a proactive change in your life, personally and relationally. It is an investment in yourself to learn new or alternative ways of thinking, behaving and relating in order to have the life and relationships that you desire.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

We all have challenges and difficulty throughout our lives...how we decide to face them and what we do in that regard speaks to the true greatness of who we are. Ignoring or denying a problem is easy. Owning it, even if we are not certain what it is, and deciding to do something about it takes incredible courage and determination. While counseling is not the only option, I very much honor and respect the courage it takes to seek it out.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often describe therapy as a course of study chosen by someone brave enough to take that. step. I also let them know that many educated and successful people have chosen to learn more about themselves, to gain more satisfaction and joy in life by starting a course of therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often describe therapy as a course of study chosen by someone brave enough to take that. step. I also let them know that many educated and successful people have chosen to learn more about themselves, to gain more satisfaction and joy in life by starting a course of therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often describe therapy as a course of study chosen by someone brave enough to take that. step. I also let them know that many educated and successful people have chosen to learn more about themselves, to gain more satisfaction and joy in life by starting a course of therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often describe therapy as a course of study chosen by someone brave enough to take that. step. I also let them know that many educated and successful people have chosen to learn more about themselves, to gain more satisfaction and joy in life by starting a course of therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often describe therapy as a course of study chosen by someone brave enough to take that. step. I also let them know that many educated and successful people have chosen to learn more about themselves, to gain more satisfaction and joy in life by starting a course of therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often describe therapy as a course of study chosen by someone brave enough to take that. step. I also let them know that many educated and successful people have chosen to learn more about themselves, to gain more satisfaction and joy in life by starting a course of therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often describe therapy as a course of study chosen by someone brave enough to take that. step. I also let them know that many educated and successful people have chosen to learn more about themselves, to gain more satisfaction and joy in life by starting a course of therapy

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I often find that the tools that were used as children to get us through life's rough spots, are often not effective as we get older. In a therapeutic setting, one can learn new ways to deal with troubling issues. Sometimes, seeing a therapist can be extremely helpful to begin to see things in a different light. There is nothing weak or flawed about a person seeking therapy. On the contrary, it takes a lot of courage to see that you might need help to get past something. To reach out, is admirable. One does not need to "white knuckle" it through life, when there is so much out there to ease the pain a bit.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I feel the client therapist relationship is imperative to the outcome of your treatment.It is this reason that I make every effort to engage clients into treatment by providing a safe environment in which a client can express and verbalize concerns without fear of stigma or judgment.

I provide my clients an empathic ear which allows me to hear concerns from your perspective and assist you in tapping into your own internal strength to find helpful solutions.
Through active listening and a trusting relationship we will work together to find ways to address thoughts and behaviors that stand in the way of achieving your desired goals.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance


Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

For me, the client-therapist relationship is the most important aspect in therapy. It is not only necessary to develop a good working relationship and bond with a client, but it's essential for the client to trust the therapist. Without trust, the relationship doesn't evolve and therefore the therapeutic process will not work. Trust is the key of any therapeutic process. I believe that trust and confidentiality go hand in hand and hold these in the highest regard. As a result of this belief, I closely uphold and maintain the confidentiality of all of my clients.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe that the client-therapist relationship is central to the healing and growth that occurs during therapy. Along with providing a source of support, the relationship that develops between a client and therapist can be a helpful avenue for exploring the client's relationships outside of treatment. While a strong therapeutic alliance is not something that develops over night, I strive to provide a foundation of empathy and non-judgmental understanding so that trust and a strong relationship can develop. I also view therapy as a collaborative process, requiring effort from both parties to be successful. Therefore, I encourage my client's to provide me with feedback about what they find more or less helpful, so that we can maximize the benefits of therapy.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The client-therapist relationship is the foundation (or core) of the therapeutic process and is considered to be the most important element in producing solutions to client problems.
The establishment of a collaborative relationship is of crucial importance in creating positive changes for the client. Knowledge of therapeutic orientation is secondary to a therapist's ability to form a good therapeutic relationship with the client. It's the character and innate abilities of the therapist that will make or break the relationship. In order for therapy to commence, a positive relationship is crucial. A healthy connectiveness, bonding and rapor are all essential features of an effective working relationship. Regardless of the type of treatment, good alliance is essential for success in therapy.
I believe, as a therapist, that I have the primary traits and can facilitate, grow and maintain a healthy therapeutic relationship with my clients. I am attentive, empathic, genuine, nurturing, compassionate, ethical, trustworthy, skilled interpersonally and competent. I am fully focused on client well-being to offer help and guidance. Finally, it is also important to realize that not every client-therapist relationship is a suitable match which will necessitate a joint discussion for possible termination of therapy. Termination should not be thought as a negative, as it is carried out to benefit the client.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Deciding to seek support from a therapist can be scary as it places you in a vulnerable position. It is important that you feel comfortable, safe and heard when in therapy. As a therapist it is my goal to be a companion on your journey towards positive growth and change. Through our work together my hope is that we will form a therapeutic relationship that is built on mutual respect and trust, which can then lead to you building on and forming new relationships in your own life. Therapy is a place to find hope after a tragedy or use your past as a source of strength for your future. This process will lead you to a fulfilling life that you deserve.
I provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for each couple, family and individual I see. I use a variety of techniques to help you and your family gain insight and begin to heal from past wounds so you can all move forward with hope and love. I also open my office to clients of all races, backgrounds and religious beliefs. I am a supporter of the GLTB community and welcome clients in same sex couples as well as families run by parents of the same sex.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The client-therapist relationship is the agent of change in therapy, and a strong alliance is critical for movement through therapy. Clients should expect me to be fully present and always working to maintain a physical and attentional framework that supports development of their reflective capacity.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe strongly in the therapeutic alliance between a counselor and client. In any relationship, there must be a foundation of trust before a person can feel safe enough to open themselves up. This is especially important in a counseling relationship if any healing is going to take place. The foundation of rapport and trust is essential to the counseling process.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe strongly in the therapeutic alliance between a counselor and client. In any relationship, there must be a foundation of trust before a person can feel safe enough to open themselves up. This is especially important in a counseling relationship if any healing is going to take place. The foundation of rapport and trust is essential to the counseling process.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe strongly in the therapeutic alliance between a counselor and client. In any relationship, there must be a foundation of trust before a person can feel safe enough to open themselves up. This is especially important in a counseling relationship if any healing is going to take place. The foundation of rapport and trust is essential to the counseling process.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Dating back to the 1950's and Rogers' publication of "On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy" (1961), there is an extensive research literature which demonstrates the profound importance of the therapeutic relationship to psychotherapy outcome. In this relationship a client should experience deep levels of acceptance, genuineness, warmth, empathic understanding and non-judgmental listening. These relationship features allow clients to explore and address their deepest and most troubling concerns in an atmosphere of safety, comfort, acceptance, and trust. In psychotherapy (as well as in medicine, as more recent research has shown) the relationship provides the foundation for successful treatment and the starting point for all therapeutic procedures.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

My goal is always to be emotionally present and to be available in times of crisis.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is exceptionally important, especially with children. By creating a safe space where a child can express him/herself, you are providing an opportunity for learning and growth. The relationship I create with my clients empowers them to feel in control of themselves and their lives. With a strong relationship, my young clients feel comfortable expressing themselves freely, which helps to build self-esteem. I take time to get to know my clients and let them get to know me. Each client can take as much time as is needed to begin opening up without pressure and without an agenda. Providing clients with the opportunity to voice their needs in the therapy session helps children and teens find their voice.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Research has shown that WHEN there is a therapeutic alliance (client feels listened to with respect, client discusses what s/he wants to discuss during session, therapist style works for the client, overall feeling about particular session), THEN the client is most likely to make significant progress in psychotherapy. I try from the first moment to listen with respect, make sure the client is discussing what s/he wants to discuss, not impose my own issues, and provide a confidential, safe environment.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Research has shown that WHEN there is a therapeutic alliance (client feels listened to with respect, client discusses what s/he wants to discuss during session, therapist style works for the client, overall feeling about particular session), THEN the client is most likely to make significant progress in psychotherapy. I try from the first moment to listen with respect, make sure the client is discussing what s/he wants to discuss, not impose my own issues, and provide a confidential, safe environment.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The therapy space is a sacred one to me. I also see the client-therapist relationship as a true partnership. We will work together. We will move at your pace. I may challenge you, but I will do so lovingly and with support. I will not ask you to do anything I would not do myself. As my client, you can expect me to be genuine and to \"meet you where you are at.\" I will not use lingo and I will not patronize you. If I am doing my job, we will have a mutual relationship of respect and trust.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

Many disorders are a collection of symptoms brought together for a DSM diagnosis. More severe mental illness. schizophrenia, bi-polar disorders, severe depression and anxiety, psychosis, and some dissociative disorders - require medication and have a biological component

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

Mental disorders are the results of the same psychological processes as mental health. Good solutions, when repeated too often or in differing circumstances produce bad results. Once we find the right nail to hit, everything falls into place.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

Mental disorders are the results of the same psychological processes as mental health. Good solutions, when repeated too often or in differing circumstances produce bad results. Once we find the right nail to hit, everything falls into place.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

I believe mental health concerns are part of the modern human condition, since the language of psychology and social interaction have become integrated into our experience. This does not mean that everyone needs or wants psychotherapy. Mental health concerns exist on a continuum from comfortable enough awareness of their existence to severe discomfort and impairment of mental, physical, and emotional functioning. There is a tendency in our culture to equate 'disorder' with a predominant way of expressing oneself, for example obsessive or narcissitic personality structure, when in fact we may function well enough, with only mild distress within the personality type we have. It is when we experience considerable constriction and despair that we experience disorder. Psychotherapy, with the right assessment, can be helpful at many points on this continuum.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Each person’s situation is truly unique and the time spent in therapy varies with each individual. It often depends on the person’s goals and what happens in their lives once the therapy has begun. If a client decides to leave therapy, it does not mean that the client can never come back, or return to therapy at some later date with another therapist. It just means we’re done for now. It is important to keep in mind that the client ultimately chooses when therapy is complete. Ideally, the client and therapist will have a conversation about ending the therapy and agree on an end date, then spend a few sessions looking back over the time in therapy and put closure on the experience and the relationship.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Each person’s situation is truly unique and the time spent in therapy varies with each individual. It often depends on the person’s goals and what happens in their lives once the therapy has begun. If a client decides to leave therapy, it does not mean that the client can never come back, or return to therapy at some later date with another therapist. It just means we’re done for now. It is important to keep in mind that the client ultimately chooses when therapy is complete. Ideally, the client and therapist will have a conversation about ending the therapy and agree on an end date, then spend a few sessions looking back over the time in therapy and put closure on the experience and the relationship.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Each person’s situation is truly unique and the time spent in therapy varies with each individual. It often depends on the person’s goals and what happens in their lives once the therapy has begun. If a client decides to leave therapy, it does not mean that the client can never come back, or return to therapy at some later date with another therapist. It just means we’re done for now. It is important to keep in mind that the client ultimately chooses when therapy is complete. Ideally, the client and therapist will have a conversation about ending the therapy and agree on an end date, then spend a few sessions looking back over the time in therapy and put closure on the experience and the relationship.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

The length of attending therapy and frequency of therapuetic sessions is different for each individual. Generally meeting with an individual once a week is sufficent to help them feel best supported and to see the most consistent improvements in their life. Occassionally it works out best for an individual to be seen twice a week or every other week depending on their personal situation. As a therapist I do my best to meet the needs of each individual taking into consideration their unique needs. It is my belief that each individual recieving therapy sets their own personal goals, together we work towards these goals, and once the goals are reached the therapist supports the individual in deciding if continue therapy is needed.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

The length of attending therapy and frequency of therapuetic sessions is different for each individual. Generally meeting with an individual once a week is sufficent to help them feel best supported and to see the most consistent improvements in their life. Occassionally it works out best for an individual to be seen twice a week or every other week depending on their personal situation. As a therapist I do my best to meet the needs of each individual taking into consideration their unique needs. It is my belief that each individual recieving therapy sets their own personal goals, together we work towards these goals, and once the goals are reached the therapist supports the individual in deciding if continue therapy is needed.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

I am a believer in brief solution focused therapy. This means that I believe that if a client, family or couple is looking to make a change and are committed to the therapy process then they will not need to be in therapy for years. I feel that at a minimum a client should come to 6 sessions. Determining when therapy is complete should be a decision of the client, however if I as the therapist believe that you are making great progress, I will let you know that I feel we could scale back our sessions or that I believe that you might consider terminating therapy all together.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

In general, therapy takes as long as the client sees fit and there is clear benefit in continuation. Visits are typically weekly or biweekly. I also see clients twice weekly at times. I generally follow a client's lead in determining when therapy is complete but am generous with guidance on the matter when clients have questions about ending.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

I prefer to see clients on a weekly basis when working together, I have found it is difficult to gain traction and make progress if the gaps between sessions are too wide. It is always, in my view, the client who decides how deeply into a subject they wish to go. It is their journey. I tell my clients I will always work as hard as you do, but I will not work harder than you, because if I do that, I deceive myself and my client that the problem is mine to fix, whereas it is my clients' right to decide how they wish to proceed.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

While there is no way to predict exactly how long therapy will last, I can provide some idea of what clients can anticipate. I primarily use Solution Focused and EFT models, which generally last from 6 to 12 months. Every client presents with many different "moving parts," and the length of time it takes to complete the process will vary with each client. However, my protocol typically involves 3-4 session per month to begin. Once we have reached a stabilization level, we transition to every other week. Toward the end of the process, we meet once per month. The end of therapy is a joint determination between me and my clients. Occasionally, clients will feel they are ready to stop the process, when I feel they are not quite ready to face certain predictable challenges without clinical help. On the other hand, I sometimes have clients who I feel are ready to transition out of therapy, who are afraid to proceed without my help. When we stop therapy will be a joint decision between clients and therapist.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

This will vary for each individual and is based on several things, including your familiarity and experience with psychotherapy, the extent of your concerns(s) and goal(s) and your willingness to think about/work on your concern(s) and goal(s) in between sessions.

Some people may find that the progress, required to meet their goal(s), may occur subtly at first. For others, progress may occur more quickly. The sooner you can commit and open yourself up to therapy, the sooner you will have the personal insights needed to create positive change in your life.

Most clients will start off by meeting with me on weekly basis; however, there are times when I will see a client twice a week or bi-weekly. Once we decide that you have met or have nearly met your personal goal(s), we will reevaluate things and decide if it would be ok for you to move to a bi-weekly or monthly session schedule.

Following an initial assessment we will work together to create a realistic timeline for achieving your goals.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

This will vary for each individual and is based on several things, including your familiarity and experience with psychotherapy, the extent of your concerns(s) and goal(s) and your willingness to think about/work on your concern(s) and goal(s) in between sessions.

Some people may find that the progress, required to meet their goal(s), may occur subtly at first. For others, progress may occur more quickly. The sooner you can commit and open yourself up to therapy, the sooner you will have the personal insights needed to create positive change in your life.

Most clients will start off by meeting with me on weekly basis; however, there are times when I will see a client twice a week or bi-weekly. Once we decide that you have met or have nearly met your personal goal(s), we will reevaluate things and decide if it would be ok for you to move to a bi-weekly or monthly session schedule.

Following an initial assessment we will work together to create a realistic timeline for achieving your goals.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

While research suggests that psychotherapy generally requires 15-18 appointments to achieve optimum benefit, many, perhaps most, adults come into therapy anticipating 5 or fewer appointments. Interestingly, research also demonstrates that just a few appointments can be helpful in achieving symptom relief and finding a new, less problem-fraught direction in life. I encourage clients to determine their own length of treatment, and I am pleased to work as briefly (one appointment) or as extensively as their wants and needs require.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Usually the client decides when to end his treatment, although on some occasions I encourage termination to avoid dependence. Each therapy is individual, and the amount of work to be done determines the length. I usually see clients weekly, certainly so at the beginning of treatment.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

I work with many EAP (Employee Assistance Programs), so therapy is sometimes short-term when only one or two certain areas of focus are worked on in sessions. I often seen clients weekly or bi-weekly, depending on the level of crisis and the need for saving their number of allotted sessions for their period of coverage. With the client, we discuss every few sessions when they feel that therapy is complete and when symptoms have been alleviated.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

It depends on the goals that are set and I typically see patients once a week. When the patient has achieved their set goals.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

On average, most people I work with are done with treatment in about 6 months. Some people finish faster, depending on what they're coming in to work on. Others may take longer, sometimes a few years. But in general, CBT is designed to be time-limited and problem focused. However, my clients and I determine when is the right time to finish treatment together. Usually we will begin to taper sessions from weekly to every other week for a few weeks, then down to once a month for a few months. If the client feels ready to go off on their own for a while, they do with the understanding that my door is always open should they need to come back in the future for more help.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

In Brief Strategic Therapy, we give ourselves ten session to begin to produce concrete results. If we are unable to create some change in that time, then further sessions are not likely to benefit. But if we see some change in those sessions, but the problem requires more time, we will follow the client until the problem is fully resolved. We tend to meet every two weeks to give the interventions time to bear fruit and to evaluate their effectiveness.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

In Brief Strategic Therapy, we give ourselves ten session to begin to produce concrete results. If we are unable to create some change in that time, then further sessions are not likely to benefit. But if we see some change in those sessions, but the problem requires more time, we will follow the client until the problem is fully resolved. We tend to meet every two weeks to give the interventions time to bear fruit and to evaluate their effectiveness.

What Makes up a Problem?

Life-experience, genetics and biochemistry are factors in illness and in health. Sometimes genetic or biochemical factors create predisposition for illness. Lifestyle enters into the mix because our choices can strengthen or lessen our chances of advancing a potentially serious condition. Lifestyle can make a difference in outcomes even when genetic or biochemical issues are present. When unhealthy habits meet predisposition, a kind of "perfect storm" can develop. Therefore, how each person lives his or her life can be the determining factor in whether or not predisposition becomes a more serious mental health condition.

What Makes up a Problem?

I give clients the information from current research about the genetic connection in illnesses such as schizophrenia and bi-polar illness. I discuss with clients the pros and cons of psychotropic medication. I make referrals to a psychiatrist if I feel medication is necessary. I emphasize the connection between mind and body in all illness. I try to normalize traumas from life-experiences by showing how universal some reactions are.

What Makes up a Problem?

We should take care that knowledge of these factors doesn't become a form of determinism that limits our possibilities.


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