My Approach to Helping
I work with individual adults and couples on creating healthy relationships. Nearly everything that challenges us - anxiety, depression, grief, life/job/family transition, everyday stress - impacts our relationships. Often times, familiar ways of responding to these challenges stop working and begin impacting how we feel about ourselves and our connections with others.
My focus is on helping you identify these patterns and learn new ways of interacting with others - spouses, partners, family members, friends, coworkers - that feel effective and fulfilling. Relationships give our life meaning. What could be more important than creating healthy ones?
More Info About My Practice
I like to begin the counseling process with a phone consultation (free) so we can get to know each other and determine if we are a good fit for each other. One important factor in successful therapy outcomes is a strong working relationship between therapist and client.
If we decide to move forward, the first session will include some information gathering and goal-setting so we both know the focus of your work moving forward. The focus may change over time, which is why I like to revisit goals for therapy periodically to ensure the process continues to feel valuable and effective.
Call me or drop me an email if you'd like to get started!
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to use the strengths and resources you carry within you to help you make changes in your life. These changes may come in the form of new thoughts and perspectives, new feelings about yourself and others, or different behaviors or reactions to situations that feel healthier.
Therapy may challenge you in unexpected ways which is why I believe in self-compassion and finding ways to cultivate self-compassion both in the process of therapy and in your daily life.