My Approach to Helping
My approach to treatment is individualized, using a variety of methods depending on what works for YOU. You deserve a personalized combination of tools based on your own interests, goals, and desires. Whether you've tried therapy before or this is your first time looking into it, you're still feeling lost, afraid, and hopeless. You want to be able to live your life without the nagging voices in your head telling you that you're no good and a failure, and to have confidence in how you deal with all the crap life can throw at you. Together, we can find ways for you to move forward and build upon the strengths you already have, and maybe even find some you didn't know you had.
More Info About My Practice
I have experience working with many different types of people and problems, and I believe that building a strong relationship is the most important part of our work together. Without that, it will be very difficult for us to have the trust we need to help you move forward. I don't expect you to feel safe telling me everything at once, but it's great if you do. It takes time and energy to develop the many layers of trust needed for growth. I will listen openly and without judgment, and I will be up-front with you about what's realistic and give you what you need to make informed decisions about your care, your path, and your life.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
What has been going on lately that made you start looking for help? What do you need most? What has (or hasn't) worked before? What do you feel your strengths and limitations are? How long have you been struggling with this?
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
We are living in such unprecedented times, and we are all trying to find our way in this "new normal" that is anything but normal. The coping skills you have learned and depended on are not working any more, and your life feels out of control. Together, we can work as a team to evaluate what isn't working for you, and to explore and build upon what is. It takes a lot of strength and courage to ask for help; it means that you are resourceful and willing to take action to feel better and to have more energy in your life and relationships.