My Approach to Helping
It takes courage to decide to come to therapy and it may be uncomfortable at first to talk about deeply personal things with someone you have just met. Finding a psychotherapist who is a good fit for you can make the process much more effective. I am a positive, down-to-earth and compassionate therapist with 25 years of experience helping people navigate life's changes. While the work of therapy is respectful and serious, there is room for humor and hopefulness.
Many of the people I work with are facing a difficult life situation such as grief or loss. Others find themselves at a crossroads in life, exploring choices in career or relationships. They are often motivated to get back in balance and feel more engaged in life. Most are interested in learning about themselves. They want to feel more energy and more peacefulness. They want deeper connections with loved ones and a sense of meaning to their lives.
Couples work is an important part of my practice. Some couples come to me for help getting over a rough patch in a mostly-good relationship, while others come with their marriage on the line. Either way, I can help you to understand what's working and not working in your relationship, to learn new skills for handling problems and to rediscover why you fell in love to begin with. You will find me easy to talk to and fair minded to you both of you. I look forward to hearing from you and starting on a journey of healing.