My Approach to Helping
I've met all kinds of people in my 50+ years of living. I've discovered that curiosity is my friend while making assumptions and judgments are not. A common fear of beginner therapists is that they worry about the unlikeable client. But this rarely happens for the simple reason that it's difficult to not like people who open themselves in the therapy session. This holds true regardless of differences in age, ethnicity, culture, or political persuasions.
I’m a licensed psychotherapist with an online tele-therapy practice for California residents (in-person therapy currently not available) who offers a safe and curious space to try out new ways of being. When people ask me what therapy is about, I usually answer that it’s about exploring and healing the invisible stuff inside of people. One of my favorite children’s books – The Little Prince – states this very elegantly: “What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
My clients have mentioned that they liked my casual style and that it was different from what they expected (in a good way). We all live in an ocean of external stuff (what people think of us, the roles we have to play at work, the culture we’re born into, etc.) so most people feel a wave of relief when they can talk safely about what’s truly going on inside of them in the therapy room.
I’ve worked well with a wide variety of people including the US military and a wide spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds. When I first started seeing clients, I discovered that there’s a magical quality to the therapist – client relationship that transcends different backgrounds. We all need a safe place at times to help us unload our burdens and then to understand and grow from these experiences. Please contact me for a free consultation to see if we're a good fit. Thank you.