My Approach to Helping
As a therapist, the main priority is for my clients to feel comforted and understood, and to have a safe space to open up on a timeline that works for them. I often will be directive and open with my clients to help them figure out steps to take in their lives for optimal mental health. My therapeutic approach is to help identify the patterns and behaviors which have lead to current stressors. I like to work together with my clients to identify these interactions, both past, and present, to help alleviate the pain they are experiencing currently and to help reduce future conflict.
More Info About My Practice
My practice is exclusively for women, ages 18 and older. My practice typically handles depression, anxiety, relationships/divorce, postpartum/infertility, parenting, and work/family balance. However, I also work with other issues including but not limited to unhealthy eating, college stress, transitioning to suburban life, and sexual orientation.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
For those new to the therapy experience, a good comparison is your first time going to a gym. You may be reluctant and the first time may be uncomfortable. You have just opened up to a stranger and may leave feeling vulnerable or exposed, However, part of you will also feel stronger and with a renewed sense of hope. Similar to exercising, the more you do it, the easier it gets and the faster the results. In the beginning, it is important to see your therapist regularly and fairly frequently (once/week). This will help establish rapport and understanding which is the basis for delving into the work. After a few months of meeting, you see the results of being a happier, healthier person and create new patterns of behaving and thinking which can last a lifetime.