My Approach to Helping
As of May 20th, I have availability for new clients on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday mornings.
Life can be hard. With life's challenges and demands, it is easy to get drained, tired, overwhelmed and worried. You get so caught up in doing things that the world demands of you that you may forget to tune-in to yourself. You get so busy at times that, perhaps, you don't even notice that you're feeling anxious or depressed. It may not be until that one moment when you suddenly stop doing that you notice that, underneath all this "busy-ness", you're really just nervous, worried, sad, or lonely.
Living a busy life, it’s very easy to feel like you're running on empty. It's very easy to feel like you have no place to go to really be nourished and have time and space for yourself.
To me, therapy allows that to happen... and more.
Therapy is a space where you can break away from the world and allow yourself to reflect and explore how and why you're living your life the way you are.
It's where you can have good days and you can have bad days and both are completely okay and accepted. And, gradually, in that space a transformation can happen.
More Info About My Practice
I take a holistic approach in my work, which means that I focus on the "big picture" rather than one issue or diagnosis. I take a mind-body-soul approach to my work. I view most mental health issues as unresolved emotional traumas in disguise. Along with traditional talk therapy, I utilize guided imagery, mindfulness, art and somatic (aka body-based) therapies (like Brainspotting).
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I like watching my clients gradually unfold from their place of pain and suffering through their own unique transformation. I love to see my clients succeed in making gradual shifts and changes in their lives. Whether it is a shift like "I can now have X conversation with my boss, parent or spouse when I couldn't before" or "I am walking away from this job or relationship because I know with confidence that this isn't what I really want" to as big as "I just realized that I feel at ease in social situations" or "I just realized I haven't had a panic or anxiety attack in months".
My Guiding Ethical Principles
I believe that everyone is capable of transformation. I believe that the reason mental health issues develop is due to unpleasant life experiences that led us to develop behaviors and other mechanisms to cope. I believe everyone, who is willing, is capable of unraveling themselves from their state of suffering to a state where they can live at their fullest potential.