My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist providing individual, couples and marital counseling in Center City, Philadelphia. My practice is focused on helping individuals develop a better understanding of who they are and who they hope to become. I believe that everyone has a unique story that deserves to be heard without judgement and with plenty of compassion. Individuals are treated with respect and building a trusting, therapeutic relationship is the first goal of treatment. The approach of therapy is collaborative in that you are viewed as the expert of your own life and treatment goals are developed collectively.
As a certified yoga instructor and psychotherapist, I have a passion for mind-body wellness. I incorporate meditation, mindfulness and yoga postures with talk therapy to combat issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and even relationship issues. At my practice, therapy is safe and productive. Many have called my methods of therapy, calming and refreshing.
When working with couples, I use research based methods to help partners set meaningful goals and develop new and effective ways of communicating their wants and needs, thoughts, and emotions. I have helped couples work through many issues such as divorce and affairs as well as difficulties with communication, trust, and loss.
From our sufferings, we are forced to be honest and then, the real change can occur.
More Info About My Practice
My fees are negotiable and it is encouraged to contact me in order to discuss affordable therapy.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Marital/Couples Counseling- divorce, affairs, trust and communication issues and relational distress.
Family Therapy- parenting skill building, blended families and families in transition.
Individual Psychotherapy- anxiety, depression, trauma and stress.
My Therapy Focus
My focus is to help you become more present in your life and in your relationships. I help others develop a sense of self that they are comfortable with and in tune with in order to gain better control over their moods and to obtain a better quality of life. The relationship you have with yourself and others is improved when you can fully understand your triggers, feelings and patterns.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Not everyone's personality and therapeutic style will fit for you. Although finding the right therapist can feel tiring and taxing at times, it is important to keep trying and be patient with this process. You deserve to feel understood and the type of relationship between you and your therapist is influential in your healing process. Remember that you are allowed to communicate any hard feelings or negative experiences you are having with your therapist. In fact, this may help you feel more connected with them or it may direct you into a different direction towards a better fit. Also, ask your therapist for a referral to meet with someone different and be clear about what you are looking for. This is your therapy and you deserve to feel like it is working.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Therapy is beneficial for everyone. Rather than viewing it as a flaw or means to an end, I prefer to see it as a beginning. This is an opportunity to better understand who you are and how you fit into this world. Positive changes and more meaningful relationships often sprout during the therapy process. Being able to look inward and face your pain and vulnerable self is not a weakness but rather an astounding strength.