My Approach to Helping
You feel lost, unhappy, or disconnected and want your spark to return and live a more authentic and enjoyable life. I specialize in therapy for depression, low self-esteem, disconnection, and general unhappiness. I can help you regain passion and meaning in your life. The causes of depression or unhappiness can be complicated and often involve feelings of guilt, shame, and anxiety. I help you uncover the feelings, memories, and beliefs that have shaped who you are today, so you can get "unstuck" from the things that are pulling you down and holding you back. If you are like most clients, you will be quite surprised at what you will learn about yourself. Together we will uncover the deeper underlying issues that are keeping you unfulfilled, so you can free yourself from them, and set your life on a different path.
How am I different from other therapists?:
I specialize in depression, low self-esteem, general unhappiness, or feelings of being disconnected from yourself.
I don't just treat your symptoms, but help you get to the root of your problems so you truly understand the reasons WHY you feel depressed, lost, or unhappy
I believe in exploring your past to discover the ways in which earlier life experiences explain and continue to shape how you think and feel about yourself.
I take a non-pathologizing approach to your issues, which means that I don't treat your depression or problems as signs of an illness or disorder, but as signs that you have become lost to yourself and need to address underlying issues about yourself or your life that are currently outside your immediate awareness.
I am a certified emotionally focused couples therapist with specialized training in psychodynamic and emotion-focused therapies. This means I have the training to help you experience change at a deeper more visceral level. Not only will you understand yourself in a deeper way, you will also leave feeling differently about yourself.
I know that you live a busy life, so I offer appointments during evenings and weekends so you don't have to take time off from work, and don't have to explain yourself to your boss or colleagues.
I invite you to look at my website (click link under my profile picture). Here you can find valuable information about depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. If you are interested, you can also check my appointment calendar, and book your first appointment directly on-line.