My Approach to Helping
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task whether it be for yourself or for your child. My goal is to create an environment in which you feel safe and comfortable enough to talk openly and honestly. I do this by being respectful, accepting, and having a sense of humor. For over 30 years now, I have been helping people like yourself overcome problems with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and other problems in living. It has brought me great satisfaction to help them live happier lives, and I would be privileged to do the same for you. I also know as a parent that it is very difficult to trust someone with the care of your child. I promise to do my best to live up to that trust, and to treat your own feelings with the utmost care and compassion.
More Info About My Practice
I have both evening and Saturday hours, and accept a number of insurances. I will return all calls promptly.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Much of the time we can solve our problems ourselves, or with the help of people that we trust. But sometimes, that's not enough. Sometimes, we just can't figure it out, or its too overwhelming to handle alone. Sometimes, we need someone with an unbiased opinion, with no personal agenda other than to help us, and with a more objective stance. That's when a therapist can be most helpful. Additionally, sometimes its not a matter of solving a problem; rather, its a matter of needing some healing. A therapist can help with that as well. Psychotherapy can help us clarify our thinking, identify our issues and fears, help us figure out solutions, and help us heal our wounds. Don't let fear or shame stop you from seeking out help - psychotherapy can make a huge difference in your life.
My Role as a Therapist
I see myself as both an educator and a healer. Sometimes what we need is guidance, or coaching, and if that is what is needed, then I provide that. Sometimes what we need is healing from hurts we have suffered, from losses, or from pain, and then I provide empathy, understanding, presence, validation, and support. I always try to be accepting and non-judgmental, respectful, and authentic. And I try to have a sense of humor and perspective, which can be very helpful.