My Approach to Helping
I believe that we seek therapists for the same reason people of older generations sought priests, rabbis or other spiritual workers: we long for some strength to face our mortality and the terror of nothingness. We long to connect with somebody who cares about us and who will guide us toward the adequacy, competence, and self-efficacy necessary to live in a chaotic, bewildering universe. And we long for deeper connections to forces greater than ourselves, be they God or love or meaningful work or art or family. Psychotherapy isn't perfect, but it can change lives through empathy, conversation, and relationship.