My Approach to Helping
Life is full of challenges; some of which can leave you feeling hopeless and trapped. Sometimes we can pinpoint the stressors causing our distress, other times we can not. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or worried - I am glad you are reaching out for support - you deserve it.
I have found that the most effective treatments are achieved when you feel comfortable in the therapeutic setting. When the therapeutic relationship clicks, tremendous progress can be made. I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 19 years in practice. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches in my work, individualized to each unique client. My treatment approach is collaborative as we work together to explore underlying dynamics and means of change.
More Info About My Practice
My treatment style focuses on creating a comfortable space - a space based on a sense of openness, support, engagement, and even a sense of humor. I work with a diverse client base addressing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, grief/loss, substance abuse, life stage transitions, coping with medical issues, and many other areas.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
One of the toughest parts of therapy is often getting it started! Finding the right therapist for you is so important, and often daunting. There are many factors to consider: from the experiential - the therapist's treatment approach and style; to the concrete considerations - the therapist's schedule availability, location, and cost; to the therapist's background - their training & experience. As I said, this can be overwhelming and confusing! While all of these factors are important, perhaps the most important factor in my opinion is the fit between you and your therapist. You should feel safe with, supported by, and comfortable with your therapist. When you have this comfort and trust with your therapist, amazing work can be done together. I encourage everyone seeking a therapist to consider both the qualifications of the clinicians as well as how they feel with this person - if the relationship is clicking. Because when it clicks, the therapeutic experience can be life changing.