My Approach to Helping
I have been a student of the mystery and science of psychology since I was seventeen. What fascinates and inspires me the most is our ability to change, adapt, and grow from and through almost any situation. Psychotherapy is the tool with which, in my personal and professional experience, profound mental and emotional development, transformation, and healing is possible. It has the potential to change the whole direction of a person's life.
My approach to helping the people I work with is to invite them to the field of what's possible for and about them. Most of us make judgments about ourselves and others early on, and live our lives around these misunderstandings. I work to help people identify, understand, and work to let go of the misbeliefs they hold. Most importantly, I help people learn ways of forgiving themselves and others for the imaginary and sometimes very real mistakes they've made.
There is a saying in the recovery community; Pain is necessary, suffering is optional. At the source of my work is my belief that once we accept the inevitable pain of life and allow and acknowledge it, much of our suffering disappears. What I love about psychotherapy is watching and helping clients grow into the joyful, productive beings they are designed to be.