My Approach to Helping
What I appreciate most about therapy are the personal stories you bring and the opportunity to discover your strengths. Regardless of the approach or technique, building a positive relationship is paramount in successful treatment. In sessions we'll utilize mindfulness and self-compassion to explore your relationship with the world around you including family, partners, work, and yourself. The specific therapeutic tools we might use will depend on who you are and what works for you. I treat individuals, couples and families, and adolescents to older adults. I have experience with disabled individuals and working with families impacted by disability and chronic illness. Professional interest include treatment of anxiety, men's issues, LGBTQ, and older adults.
More Info About My Practice
In addition to more common issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationships, I also have experience and work with individuals and family members impacted by chronic illness, complications in aging, and disabilities. I welcome people who are struggling with these issues and in some instances can provide in-home sessions.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Listen to your intuition! Find a therapist you feel comfortable with and that you connect with. No single therapist is right for everyone. I encourage people to come in and meet me in my office for no-charge consultation sessions to help you decide if it is a right fit.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
I often hear people say "why re-live the past, you can't go back and change anything?" While you can't change events in the past, you absolutely can change how they impact you today, and that's what we focus on. Engaging in therapy can be difficult and uncomfortable, but so are most things that are worthwhile (not unlike physical exercise!). You are in charge of where we go in therapy and how fast (or slow) we go there.