My Approach to Helping
My goal for therapy is to teach you skills so you can feel better faster and you will have hope that things can be different, and that someone truly understands what you are going through. You are in the driver's seat of where you want to go and I will be there to guide you along the way. I believe that therapy is a partnership and we can work together to help you achieve your goals.
More Info About My Practice
Many people are finding themselves in a constant state of anxiety and stress. We work more, play less, sleep less, have less time to truly unplug and recharge ourselves. Our emotional state of mind is taking a toll and it is affecting our families, work, relationships. Kids and teens are even "stressed out", over-scheduled and lack the coping skills to manage. Life, in general, can feel overwhelming and exhausting. You or your child may even be feeling depressed or anxious. Growing up and parenting in the age of digital technology and social media also is presenting challenges for both adolescents and parents.
I use a variety of techniques with clients such as mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, education about stress, self-care, problem solving, evaluating thoughts, feelings andor behaviors that may be contributing to symptoms, and sometimes just working towards acceptance of situations that can't be changed. Small changes in your thinking and behavior daily lead to lasting change and a feeling of hope that you can cope with life's challenges and hardships. You can't always change what is going on in your life, but you can lean how to change how you react and think about the situation.