My Approach to Helping
People often choose therapy to address "stuck" places in their lives - relationship patterns, unhealthy habits and addictions, pervasive, negative thoughts - that are rigid and self-defeating.
It takes energy to change, and if a person has felt stuck for a long time, they may at first be overwhelmed and stressed. I offer clients in my psychotherapy practice a safe, nonjudgmental space to build self-trust, self-understanding and self-compassion.
More Info About My Practice
I support clients in noticing and shifting negative thinking; in increasing compassionate, mindful self-care; in devising and implementing small, manageable goals that boost self-esteem and hopefulness; and in processing any deeper issues, such as trauma or loss.
I support clients in understanding and changing thinking and behavioral patterns that create and intensify anxiety or depression, such as rumination, perfectionism and procrastination, and help them incorporate mindful, self-regulating practices into their daily lives.
I’m a relationship therapist, so I’ve found that a good place to start with people is helping them explore their relationship with themselves.
Are you often in angry judgment at others? How do you judge yourself?
Have you been accused of being “controlling”? What are you afraid to let go of?
Do you live in fear of others’ disapproval? What do you find unacceptable in yourself?
A therapist can hold up a mirror to a client, until heshe is ready to hold it on their own. Not with judgment, but with self-compassion.
Therapy can be a beautiful process of allowing vulnerability and transparency to infuse our relationships, with ourselves and others. It’s a learned practice. I support people in this practice.