My Approach to Helping
Do you feel blocked, stuck, unfulfilled by your relationships or work? I can help by providing you with a safe space to explore the issues that may be holding you back from reaching your full potential. I have over 20 years in private practice and my approach is direct, interactive and supportive. We all want the experience of having someone to acknowledge and resonate with the core of what makes us unique. This relationship that develops through the establishment of trust and honesty provides the foundation for the work of therapy. Together we can face the present as well as uncover obstacles and patterns that have their roots in the past. Through this process new perspectives are gained as we join forces to make the changes that lead to more satisfying, creative and meaningful choices.
More Info About My Practice
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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Even though I have a very general psychotherapy practice and have worked with a wide variety of issues there are several that I have developed as specialties.
I have a background in substance abuse treatment and have worked in the addiction field as a clinician, teacher and supervisor. I see many people who are in various stages of recovery or who are questioning their use of substances. I am a firm believer that psychotherapy is a critical part of the recovery process. Every person who suffers from an addiction is also suffering from underlying emotional pain. While there are many different reasons why people become addicted, the addiction process itself creates a tremendous amount of suffering for the addict as well as their loved ones. My approach is focused on first determining the nature of the problem and defining the steps that need to be taken to address this. I will work with you to set up a treatment approach that we can follow and I will assist you in establishing other supports and services when needed.
Another specialty of mine is working with people in the creative arts. My own background in the arts as well as my training as an art therapist has given me a first hand connection with the issues that surround the creative process. Creative blocks, life style conflicts and the need for self expression are common factors. I also understand the deep connections that are at the foundation of creative work and will assist and support you in this process