My Approach to Helping
What if you could have an open and honest conversation about what’s troubling you without fear of judgment? I help people who hold back on expressing their feelings because they worry that their feelings are too much for others to handle, as well as those who fear that expressing their emotions will drive others away. It’s easy and natural to keep your guard up if you’ve been hurt or misunderstood in the past, but holding on to anger, disappointment, and grief is no way to live. You can learn to let go of the old pain and resentment, and I can help with that.
Together we will work on deepening your awareness of the old, unhelpful patterns of relating to others that are causing you to be depressed or anxious. We can discover new insights about you that can reveal new, more useful ways of understanding yourself, and give you the freedom to make different choices and stop suffering in silence.
I treat adults who have mood and anxiety issues, difficulties dating, or are experiencing conflict with their partner or spouse. I specialize in treating women who are struggling with infertility or infant loss, and expectant or new mothers and fathers who are depressed or anxious. Contact me today if you are ready to start on a path to a more fulfilling life.
More Info About My Practice
I offer convenient late afternoon, evening, and Saturday hours.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
We are resilient. As we encounter situations that cause emotional or psychological distress, we learn to adapt, and develop methods of coping that help us make it through and continue to function. Over time, however, our personal circumstances change. Maybe we find a way out of the situation or relationship that's causing us problems, but anytime we find a situation that reminds us of those difficult circumstances from the past, we automatically revert to the same methods of coping that we relied on before. The problem is that those old methods now create new problems for us, and can lead to depression or anxiety, as well as conflict in our relationships with others. We are usually unaware of how these patterns play out in our lives, but if we learn more about them, we become empowered. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by our problems, we start to realize that we have the ability to change our circumstances. Psychotherapy can help us do that.
Change can be scary. It can be hard to let go of the habits that have helped you survive in the past, but your therapist can support you as you start to think about how your life can be different. And, when you're ready, your therapist can help support you while you make the changes you need to make in order to have a richer, more satisfying life.