My Approach to Helping
If you are feeling lonely, overwhelmed and disconnected, you are not alone. There can be healing from past hurts and we can learn to talk to ourselves in a kinder way. I use an emotionally-focused approach to help people find ways to reconnect with themselves and those important to them. My practice also focuses on mindfulness and building compassion, not only for others, but also for yourself.
More Info About My Practice
Trained as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I am uniquely capable of understanding how your struggles are impacted by all the aspects of your life (e.g. history, relationships, work, society), and vice versa. My role as a therapist is to create a warm, safe environment to assist you in reaching your unique goals. I describe my approach as compassionate, collaborative and engaged. I admire the courage it takes to begin the therapy process and consider it a privilege to walk that path with you.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the therapy process or my approach. I look forward to hearing from you!
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
I totally understand! It's a big step, and never easy, to decide to start therapy. People often judge themselves for asking for help-- they say, "There are people that have it way worse than me, I don't deserve to struggle with this." The truth is, though, that you deserve compassion and healing for your pain, and so does everyone else. It's not weakness to ask for help, it's incredibly brave to stare down your demons in the pursuit of creating a happier and healthier life, and I would be honored to be a part of that journey.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Contrary to how media often portrays it, therapy doesn't have to be a life-long process! You are always in charge, and get to decide whenever you want to stop. Once you have achieved your specific goals, we may decide to end therapy or reduce the frequency of sessions. I find it most helpful to start therapy with weekly, 50-minute sessions. This helps us maintain momentum once we get started. However, there are cases where longer (or more frequent) sessions may be beneficial, especially in couple and family work.