My Approach to Helping
Do you ever find yourself holding onto too much pain and not knowing how to let it go? Find yourself confused and hurt by the relationships that matter most to you? Why is it if you've worked so hard to have it all, it still doesn't feel satisfying and fulfilling? I believe when we can find that safe place to truly explore our experiences, from childhood to the fight last week with our partners, we start to heal. We start moving closer to living the life we've always strived for.
My goal in working with each of my clients is to be curious about what's getting in the way. While you will often feel like I am your biggest cheerleader, you will also feel challenged so you can begin to make lasting changes. Together, we will create a safe space for you to grow, cry, gain insight, feel seen and understood, and ultimately heal.
More Info About My Practice
While I am interested in working with many different types of clients, I am finding my passions lie particularly with women facing life changes. The difficulty in adjusting from a family of two to three (or more), how to manage the devastation each month without getting a positive pregnancy test. How to revive your connection with your partner or strengthen your relationship with your own family. I draw on my educational, professional, and personal experiences in order to best understand you.
Many of my clients enjoy having Max, my hypo-allergenic canine co-therapist join us. He's a great comfort for many, but some prefer to not have him join us. Just let me know if you'd like him in our sessions.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
So have I. In fact, I have had more negative than positive experiences. Because of this, I realized that a good therapist doesn't sit passively and just listen (randomly throwing in the requisite "and how does that make you feel"). They must engage, challenge assumptions, and show genuine compassion. After a lot of trial and error, I found that therapist and she changed my life forever.
When I started thinking about myself as a therapist, I realized that I could never be one who is passive or generic in my approach. I am naturally an animated, engaged, honest, curious, analytical, empathetic, non-judgmental, challenging and direct person so this is who will also show up every week. By developing a genuine connection, I am confident we can create a positive experience for you in therapy