My Approach to Helping
Frequently, people who have experienced trauma develop extraordinary survival skills. Often the strategies that were critical for survival when you were a child, thwart the ability to develop satisfying work, family andor romantic relationships in adulthood. Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to transcend patterns that are holding you back from achieving your goals, and realizing your potential. This often includes addressing family, career, and relationship issues within the treatment as well as recognizing thinking andor behavior which may be harmful or holding you back.
I specialize in the treatment of PTSD, anxiety and depression, and am certified in EMDR, CPT and MI. My practice is influenced by CBT, psychodynamic, Schema and mindfulness-based therapies. We will spend our first sessions exploring important historical information, assessing your needs, and setting goals.
Healing and growth are possible. You do not have to sit with your pain in silence, alone. I strive to nurture relationships with clients that are compassionate, kind, and non-judgmental and safe enough to tolerate direct but gentle confrontation. Together we will determine the approach and pace that will work best for you.