My Approach to Helping
I bring over twenty-five years of experience and extensive training to my work as a psychotherapist. I consider my profession my calling. And it is an honor to be able to accompany each of my clients on his or her individual journey toward greater peace, freedom, and self-discovery. Often it is a painful symptom that brings a client to my door. And though certainly we all seek to alleviate suffering, I see symptoms as precise messages from the soul, calling out for healing and change. If we can approach a symptom with openness and curiosity instead of as if it were an enemy, and try to understand what it wants us to know, then the healing has already begun. Because I practice depth and psychodynamic therapy, I work best with clients who have the interest in and capacity to go beneath symptoms in order to explore the unconscious relationship templates and core beliefs that continue to create disruption and distress in their lives. We can do this through exploring repetitive and destructive patterns, creative expression, and dreams. We also pay careful attention to all that happens between the two of us, in order that the interactions and dynamics between psychotherapist and client create a "relationship laboratory", a healing vessel, and a vehicle for change.