My Approach to Helping
I believe that therapy works best in a collaborative setting where you and I can safely explore what's no longer adaptive in your life. Seeking answers is a daunting task and often the hardest questions are the ones with no concrete answers. It is my goal as a clinician to guide your self exploration, identify areas that are preventing you from living fully, and test out alternatives to move forward in an empowered manner. It is my belief that anyone can benefit from therapy at any life stage regardless of circumstance -- since you're looking, why not now?
More Info About My Practice
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, women's issues as well as general mental health concerns. I offer an initial free consultation for new clients.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
I don't like to use labels in a prescriptive sense but do see the value in having a descriptor for a life experience that rings true for you. In my experience what some call a "disorder" tends to simply mean any type of coping skill that has gone awry.
I fully believe that all humans have quirks, coping skills and methods of adapting to this thing we call "life" that sometimes fit with what society has deemed 'normal' and sometimes are a little outside of that. What's important is WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. Is this method of coping moving your life in the direction you want or is it hindering it and getting in the way?
When coping skills and methods of making it through life are ultimately standing in your way (socially, career, personally) that's where I believe therapy can help when you are ready.