My Approach to Helping
We all want to live a purposeful and genuine life, but it isn't always easy. When you feel overwhelmed with sadness, worry, or anger, or when you don't feel equipped to handle life's challenges, you can begin to doubt your self-worth. Stressful life experiences and distressing emotions can drain your energy, cloud your ability to make decisions, and negatively influence how you treat yourself and others.
I want to offer you a supportive environment where you can explore your worldview, your relationships, and how you cope with stress. Through compassion and respect, I will do my best to create a trusting relationship with you that allows you to feel safe enough to explore everything on your mind, including your hopes, fears, and dreams.
I work well with couples, young adults, and older teens who struggle with identity, communication, connection, and family dynamics. You can meet with me by yourself, with your partner, or with your family members.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Relationships are the cornerstone of a fulfilling life. I'd like to help you create deeper, more satisfying connections to yourself and to your loved ones. I'm skilled in facilitating communication, deepening connection, and developing healthier conflict strategies. I focus on improving your ability to express yourself, empathically listen, and manage distress when it arises.
My Role as a Therapist
When you walk into my office, I know that you already have a set of strengths and skills that will put you on the path to healing. It is my role as your therapist to help you uncover them, so that you can create the life you desire. We will explore the way you think, how you process emotions, and which behaviors are most familiar to you; and then, we will make adjustments to what you're already doing, implement new strategies, and if necessary, put away older strategies that no longer work for you.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Choosing to come to therapy means you know how to seek out resources, that you're willing to ask for help, and that you're interested in expanding your worldview. It means that you're willing to grow and take more responsibility for your own life. Your willingness to be introspective and create new shared experiences with your loved ones is an act of courage and foresight. I appreciate your willingness to take on this deeply personal adventure and hope you can begin to see yourself as I do: wise, curious, and open.