My Approach to Helping
To begin therapy takes courage. If you are feeling stuck in life, I am here to support and guide you to gently tap into your own inner strength. I offer therapy to people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, low self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, and relationship issues.
I can help support you to confront whatever obstacles are preventing you from enjoying intimacy, love, and self-acceptance. Through our work together, you can begin to transform self-sabotaging and negative beliefs and tap into your inner strength to live life more deeply and authentically.
I take an integrative approach to therapy, combining cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, gestalt therapy as well as meditation and mindfulness to help you access inner contentment and wholeness. When I work with clients, I create an individualized plan based on your unique concerns and life situation.
Therapy sessions are carried out in a warm, safe, and trusting environment. I want clients to feel comfortable to discuss whatever feelings arise, be it painful memories, grief, anxiety, depression, loss, loneliness, shame, guilt, self-loathing, abandonment, relationship struggles, unworthiness, or fear.
More Info About My Practice
In order for therapy to be effective, your therapist must understand your personal history. Your past, gender, ethnicity, religion, and financial status all play a role in your daily interactions and personal growth. My experience living abroad for an extended time has made me aware of how each person's culture influences their unique emotional needs. This sensitivity allows me to better understand and help my clients.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I decided to become a psychotherapist because I love to see people living their full potential. I feel privileged to play a role in my clients' journeys towards healing and wholeness. For me, being a therapist is more than a profession. I view my clients as people and genuinely care for each one of them. I believe my role as a therapist is to offer support as my clients navigate their life journeys, and not to simply tell them what to do. It is immensely rewarding to witness a flicker of hope in the eyes of a client struggling with depression, hear their long-forgotten hearty laugh, or help them recognize their inner greatness. It's an honor to be able to help overcome their obstacles and share their successes.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Although therapy has become less stigmatized in the past few decades, some people still feel that seeing a therapist means admitting they are broken or weak. Unfortunately, this prevents many from accessing the mental health care they need. Beginning therapy takes courage, and making the decision to seek help actually means you are strong, self-aware, and brave. If someone suffered from a physical ailment, no one would fault them for seeking help from a medical professional. On the contrary, refusing to see a doctor demonstrates a lack of responsibility. Your mental health is no less important. Seeking help is a smart, courageous, and compassionate decision. It means confronting your obstacles and taking steps to overcome them, which demonstrates great strength.