My Approach to Helping
Stressed? Angry? Depressed? Feeling alone with your problems? Tired of not feeling like yourself? Talking to friends or relatives not enough? Therapy means "to remedy/make better" -- like learning how to reduce stress, feel more in control, have happier relationships, be more confident and acquire new skills. Excellent psychotherapy = a blend of talent, integrity, training, experience & dedication. I've undergone my own intensive therapy and lived and studied throughout the U.S. and abroad. I'm an effective psychotherapist -- committed to helping you resolve your issues and getting on with your life -- stronger, healthier and more confident.
More Info About My Practice
Therapy is like taking a class about yourself. We'll talk about you -- your life -- your concerns. Result = You learn effective ways to: **Solve Problems **Build Confidence **Gain New Perspectives **Feel Emotionally Stronger Than Ever Before.
My practice is results-oriented with regular checks so you'll see your progress. YOU CAN LEARN TO THINK LIKE A THERAPIST! I'm here to listen to you and ask questions of you. Each time we meet, I'll be the same -- knowledgeable, experienced, sensitive & professional(with humor.) Free 20 minute phone consultation
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
In 30 years of psychotherapy practice, I have acquired skills for most specialty areas. My training in sex therapy (1980-81) with Masters & Johnson at their Biological Research Foundation in St. Louis has given me a significant edge in working with couples. Intimacy is almost always an issue with couples in therapy. I am well trained and experienced in professionally addressing both physical and emotional intimacy issues, trauma, depression, stress, infidelity and anxiety.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
People who seek therapy and commit themselves to it usually become emotionally stronger, more aware of how they have been influenced (positively/negatively) by their upbringing and events/persons in their world and, of course, ultimately, more effective in their relationships and daily life. It is also an opportunity to learn to be more confident, resilient and assertive, set boundaries with others, select healthy friends/partners and other skills that make your life easier and more manageable -- even in very difficult times.
Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) are a strong interest of mine. This 15-20% of the population is uniquely attuned to notice and interpret subtle sounds, behaviors and cues they observe in others and in the world around them. I enjoy helping other HSPs to recognize the gift that they have and increase their understanding of this neurological difference that makes them unique. HSPs tend to be particularly insightful, empathic, stoic, bright and attuned to emotions -- their own and others. It truly is a gift but often misunderstood by non-HSPs and indeed, by unaware highly sensitive persons themselves.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I consider my work to be my vocation. I feel privileged to be a psychotherapist. People choose to trust me, tell me their most intimate feelings and my training enables me to provide them with help that will enable them to move forward in their life.