My Approach to Helping
My work as a psychologist starts with you. It takes a lot to begin your journey of finding relief or receiving assistance in achieving your goals. There are few words that can describe living the life you want to be living. Getting to work toward that living goal creates the foundation of our work together. You, as the expert of your life, bring your past experiences, your current thoughts and feelings, and your future outlook- your fully unique YOU. I hope to listen to your story, help you set achievable goals, and provide you with the tools that can allow you to be the best you.
More Info About My Practice
I utilize an integrative approach when it comes to therapy. What that means is that I will meet your specific needs and match them with the appropriate means to provide lasting help. Together we will develop a comprehensive plan that will help you achieve your goals and alleviate your suffering. Drawing from different areas in psychology, you can expect a genuine, practical approach to your care. No issue too big or too small, my goal for you is for you to be able to live the life you want to lead. It is truly possible.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Providing psychotherapy is rewarding in that it allows for me to 'think outside the box' with the other person in the room with me. To be able to apply my experiences and expertise to someone's specific life circumstances helps create a truly unique experience only found in therapy.
That moment of genuine satisfaction experienced by the people I work when they are on the path they want to be is incredibly gratifying. The entire journey to the moment, from first contact to discharge, is one that can be mutually beneficial in that it is the essence of what it means to be human: a union of cooperativeness and compassion.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
"Disorders" are measures of how one's thoughts, feelings, or behaviors are negatively impacting an individual's life. Mental illnesses are agreed upon by the helping professions to help set an idea for the proposed treatment of that disorder. It allows there to be an evidence basis for effective treatment, with the end goal of no longer meeting the criteria for that disorder. Through therapy, most symptoms can be treated, the stress alleviated, and the natural trajectory toward living one's life to the fullest can be freed to do just that.