My Approach to Helping
I see life as a journey. Sometimes we get in a rut and have difficulty getting out, or sometimes we think we are on the right road and things turn out differently than expected, leaving us devastated and not knowing how or what to change. At times, we are unaware of our repeated patterns or how early life experiences have affected us. We usually do the best we can with what skills we have at the time. Sometimes, we have to change our skill set and develop strategies and skills that will help us be happier and more functional people. That is where therapy can be helpful.
More Info About My Practice
I have a passion for connecting with adults and children to help people work through obstacles that have interfered with their sense of inner peace, self acceptance, and an interpersonal sense of worth.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
The specific areas I am experienced in working with are: adjustment difficulties in adults and children; physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; trauma, depression, bipolar, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, coping with the psychological impact of a disability or pain, attention difficulties, self acceptance and self esteem issues, forgiveness, and anger issues.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
First of all, going for therapy or counseling does not mean you are "crazy". It means that you care enough about yourself and are willing to accept that the way you are coping with life at the time is not working well for you. Psychotherapy can teach you new ways to deal with the stress that life offers, you can develop insight and understanding into why you think and act as you do and learn to make choices instead or reacting. Psychotherapy can help you feel empowered to take back or gain better control of your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and change life one step at a time.