My Approach to Helping
Have you noticed that you are spending most of your time stressed or on edge, never really feeling relaxed? Do you spend most of your time scrolling and distracting rather than getting things done or connecting meaningfully with others? Maybe you are struggling with irritable bowel syndromeinflammatory bowel disease or fertility challenges, and it feels like these are taking over your life. Therapy might be for you!
In my practice, I see you as the expert on you and I'm here to be your mental health guide. Some of the interventions we'll use will help you make your emotions work for you instead of draining your energy, put stressors in their place even if we can't get rid of them, and let go of long-held beliefs that have been holding you back. Therapy is not magic - many of the interventions that we discuss involve practical interventions that are actually deceptively hard to use, so I try use strategies to make using them as easy as possible. But truth be told, my favorite part of therapy is when you come up with something in our sessions or in between when thinking about your mental health that is really helpful to you. That is often the satisfying point where things are starting to come together for you and you are starting on the journey of being your own therapist.
In therapy, we spend a bit of time getting to know you and the difficulties that you have been struggling with. How do they impact your life and what would things look like if they were different? What have you tried and what has been helpful, or not helpful? Sometimes what helps in the short-term can actually make it more difficult to move forward in your life. When we have a good idea of the issues, we start with interventions and strategies to make these as easy to put into practice as possible. My goal is to make therapy work for you as much as possible.