My Approach to Helping
It is possible to experience yourself and your life in a more positive way. I can help you to make changes in the habits that are impacting your health and happiness. I can help you to take a look at how your past is affecting your present and to consciously create your life in this moment. Making real and lasting change is possible. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, having difficulty focusing or maintaining healthy relationships, you are capable of change. It's not always easy to see where to start or how to make it last, but having someone on your side to help can make all the difference. I use psychodynamic, behavioral and mindfulness approaches to help clients reach their goals. Each person is different so the therapeutic techniques and relationship will be different with each person. It is important for you to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and I provide a free phone consultation so that we can see if we could be a good fit.
More Info About My Practice
My rate is $120- $170 per hour. I provide individual, couples and family therapy. I can be an out of network provider for most PPO insurance holders. I also have some space in my practice to take a few sliding scale clients. Please call me to discuss fees and scheduling.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. I don't think that you have to be especially flawed or distressed to seek and benefit from therapy. Therapy can help alleviate chronic and acute distress as well as to simply improve quality of life. I think that we all develop habits of dealing with life- with fears, stress, relationships, etc- these habits fall somewhere on the spectrum of completely unhealthy/unhelpful to completely healthy/helpful. Therapy helps to move these habits closer to the healthy and helpful side. This changes how we experience ourselves, our relationships and our lives. The goal is to help you create and maintain as much change as you would like.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
When choosing your therapist, I think that it is crucial that you choose a person you can trust and who you feel sees you. I think knowing that you can be safe and comfortable with a therapist is a necessity. Sometimes this can take some time to develop and you have to trust your intuition. Also feeling that your therapist sees you and is on your side is very important. Research has shown that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in success of treatment. I believe that empathy and trust are key in a therapeutic relationship.