My Approach to Helping
Are you looking for a change that lasts? Do you want more than superficial bandages on your emotional wounds? Do you want growth that is powerful and sustaining? Think about what it would be like to (re)discover your own identity apart from others and even in the midst of difficulties or chaos.
I am convinced that healing the effects of distressing experiences requires an internal process . . . more than just talk therapy can provide. Talk therapy is useful. It can provide a release, and people often gain insight while talking about and processing the issues in their lives. Sustaining change, however, usually comes from healing your emotional wounds and trauma. There are certain types of therapeutic models that promote lasting change by carefully approaching the deep internal emotional pain and lovingly and respectfully offering healing of those wounds.
I can assist you with that.
"Why do I do what I do, even though I know it's not very helpful for me?" "Why do I feel these emotions so strongly?" You actually have the answers to these questions inside you. Whether you realize this or not, you know yourself better than anyone else does. I can help you uncover and discover your true self.
I have the experience to guide you in a therapeutic process that can promote healing changes and give you a fresh, new understanding of who you are in relationship with yourself and with others.
Human beings with our varied, complex life stories often require more than quick fixes have to offer. Often, quick fixes (like fad diets) don't produce sustaining change. They may work for a little while, but then you find you're dealing with the same issue over and over again. Change that heals is a progressive work - it takes time, energy and courage, but the benefits are lasting. Change can also be sort of scary. And that's one reason why therapy moves at a pace that feels comfortable for each individual.
If you have any questions, want to know more about me or my practice, or if you would like to schedule an initial appointment, please give me a call. You can also visit my website (url found under my photo on this page).