My Approach to Helping
In our sessions you will be given the space to openly discuss your life, you will be encouraged to explore your troubles without criticism or judgment, and I will provide observations and and reflections to you. Sessions will be focused on self-development, with the ongoing goal of developing fulfilling relationships, enhancing sexual intimacy, creating more effective patterns of behavior, deepening emotional expression, and creating life meaning.
My approach is depth-oriented, I use a blend of psychoanalytic, humanistic, existential, and cognitive therapies, while being open to each client's individual preferences and therapeutic needs. In therapy I will focus on your unique biological, environmental, and developmental process while also appreciating the larger systematic, cultural, and social influences that have shaped you. We will explore the ways in which you make meaning of the world around you. We will examine how your current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are shaped by your unique history and family system, your relationships, and personal adversity. My goal is to help you be in conversation with your suffering and become more aware of how wounds from your past are contributing to behavioral patterns that may be stalling your emotional and relational development. We will work together to create self-acceptance while consciously engaging with these patterns to obtain a fuller and more meaningful life.