My Approach to Helping
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother… It's a cliche for a reason. If you grew up with a mother (or father) who was critical, irritable, overburdened or unhappy you may have learned to be good or easygoing to get the love you needed. You may be ultra responsible, outwardly successful, helpful, and dependable. But you’re also exhausted, maybe resentful, maybe longing to feel appreciated, or longing to be taken care of. You might feel depressed or anxious, worried about keeping up, fitting in, or being judged. I know what this is like. I’ve been in your shoes. And I know how to help.
More Info About My Practice
When you sit with me, we will have real conversations. We will do real work. We will laugh together. And sometimes, we'll cry. You'll come to understand yourself like you never have before. More than that, you will come to love yourself in ways you never thought possible - the way you should have been loved as kid, unconditionally. I’ve been trained by the best. And what I’ve learned - both as a therapist and a client - is this: When you give yourself the dependable care, kindness, respect, and gentleness you’ve been giving everyone except yourself, it changes everything. My job is to help you get past the guilt, fear, and shame that keep you from truly loving yourself. Isn't it time?
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I LOVE what I do. Watching someone get stronger, more confident, capable, and healthier - and knowing I had a part in that process - feels great.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Choosing the right therapist is the most important factor in the success of therapy. There are so many different kinds of therapy and therapists. Knowing what works for you is key. If you want a therapist who listens well, but also talks and teaches, I might be a good fit. If you want to understand how your past impacted your current problems (not to wallow, but to gain self-compassion and know what needs to be changed), then the kind of therapy I do will likely feel right. If you want a place where you feel safe expressing your full range of feelings (or learn how to do that), then we might work really well together. The only way to know for sure is to sit with me and get a feel for what it's like. So I offer a free, in person, 30 minute consultation.