My Approach to Helping
I help highly productive professionals and couples feel less anxious and self-critical about themselves while continuing to strive for excellence in both their careers and personal lives. My clients are very hard working, have a long track record of success, and care deeply about their work, friends, and family. Even so, life can be challenging.
Many clients had a bad day and are still emotionally beating themselves up for minor mistakes. They constantly replay what they should have done differently sometimes for days and weeks at a time. They become frustrated they cannot let go of this self-criticalness and even have thoughts they are not good enough or are a fraud. They worry people are disappointed in their work and even with them personally. They are constantly exhausted by all the negative thoughts they have while still trying to get everything done. Friends and family may try to help but no one really understands. They are running on empty and deep down they are exhausted.
Feeling engaged in your life, striving for excellence in your work, feeling loved and supported, and feeling anxious free and less self-critical is within your reach.
I work with my clients to first understand what drives them to achieve, and that there is hope. Next, I work collaboratively realizing solutions to maintaining their high performance while replacing that self-critical voice that criticizes their work into one that becomes supportive. I help my clients master a set of tools that they can use to help reduce the self-criticalness and anxiety they feel and lead to a calmer more focused life.
If you want to keep that optimum performance in your life and banish that self-critical voice you hear, I'd love to help you get there. Before moving into private practice full time, I spent over a decade as a tenured professor mentoring and supervising students in the most current counseling approaches and theories. During that time, much of my research focused on perfectionism, anxiety, and stress management. I am excited to bring what I have learned and taught directly to you.