My Approach to Helping
*NEXT WEEK IN-PERSON AND TELETHERAPY OPENINGS AVAILABLE* Living in fear is exhausting. It seems like your brain never shuts down and your thoughts keep racing. Life feels like an overwhelming, never-ending to-do list and you feel like curling up in a ball and escaping the world. You numb yourself with alcohol, food, screen time. It’s hard to be creative or focus on the task at hand. Relationships feel like a chore. If you can relate to this, I can help!
You want to feel comfortable in your own skin and to know you can handle your feelings, instead of them taking over. I can teach you how to work with your body instead of against it to manage your problems. Through a combination of empathy, humor, solution-focused and neurologically grounded techniques, e.g., Brainspotting, I have the tools you need.
Let me help you stop fighting with yourself and feel hopeful again! I offer a free 15 minute phone interview to talk about what worries you and how I can help.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I have been fortunate to have gained and learned from a multitude of relationships with many amazing people on my life's journey. Every step of the way I try to be aware and grateful of the impact these relationships have had on me, as well as of the way I impact others. I view healthy relationships with oneself and others as a cornerstone of our wellbeing and it reflects in my therapeutic work.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Having a disappointing experience in therapy can be discouraging. It may leave a person feeling hopeless and questioning themselves, as well as whether therapy can help. As you consider giving it another try, I urge you to keep in mind that therapeutic relationship, like any other important connection in your life, is based on compatibility and trust. Reach out to a helping professional whose approach to therapy resonates with you, keep an open mind and give yourself a chance to build the feelings of connection, understanding, and acceptance. Don't be afraid to ask questions and be honest with yourself and the therapist about what it feels like for you to be in session. Your courage to try again will pay off!