My Approach to Helping
I work in collaboration with clients, and holistically, on many levels. Every client is different and our work reflects your own unique style, mind, emotions, needs, goals, and desires. We work to uncover your authentic, powerful self and remove blocks to achieving your highest potential, to eliminate self-sabotaging self-criticism. I use EMDR, hypnosis, and cognitive methods to heal trauma and wounds. We also address symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, phobias, addictions, developing latent strengths and coping skills, and exploring links with past experiences.
We can also work with relationship and attachment issues, explore blocks and wounds, improve communication, assertiveness, reassess beliefs and behavior. We can set new goal and find ways to achieve them.
More Info About My Practice
I have a sliding scale that ranges from $40/session on up, based on your circumstances. I try to work creatively with you on this issue. I also take out of network insurance.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
It varies with each person. With everyone it is to increase awareness of who you are, what you feel, what you want, and to find effective means to achieve that. Often it means increasing self-esteem, changing negative thoughts and belief systems, overcoming procrastination or other habits holding you back, working on more effective behaviors, overcoming fears of failure, success, rejection, etc. With some it means alleviating symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love seeing my clients coming in each week stronger, more aware of and claiming their authentic selves, asserting their needs, becoming more empathic with better relationship skills, with more self-confidence,and achieving their dreams.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Therapy gives you an opportunity to do what most of us love to do - talk about yourself to an accepting, non-judgmental listener. Life isn't easy and everyone needs support, acceptance, a place to vent and figure things out.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I have had many life experiences and struggles. Each has added to my knowledge and empathy for others going through similar experiences, has made me a compassionate and non-judgmental person. My mistakes have probably taught me the most and I welcome the opportunity to share this awareness to help others.