My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling discouraged, disconnected or stuck? If you are suffering from depression, struggling in your relationships, or feeling alone in grieving a recent loss, therapy can help you to find purpose, connection, and peace.
The therapeutic relationship is an important part of a successful treatment and people who work with me find my calm, grounded, non-judgmental attitude comforting. I start from the ground up, helping you to find acceptance of yourself from where you are now, no matter how broken you feel. We then work together to find reasonable and practical steps toward your goals.
I help clients with a variety of issues, but three particular areas of focus are depression, relationship challenges, and pet loss:
* Depression: Depression can be debilitating. I have a lot of experience helping people who struggle with it and have been successful in gently holding space for people to explore underlying beliefs that may be holding them back.
* Relationship Challenges: Whether it is difficulty with communication or deeper issues around negotiating space and attachment styles, I will collaborate with you to come up with concrete tools and approaches to regain connection.
* Pet Loss: Being an animal lover myself, I have deep empathy for the pain the loss of a pet can cause. Through my previous work as a bereavement counselor at Hospice by the Bay, and my current role as a pet loss group facilitator at Berkeley Humane, I bring knowledge, experience, and compassion to this area of my work.
If you would like to start on the journey to healing, I would welcome the chance to talk with you. The best way to see if we are a good fit is to meet in person, but I also offer free 20-minute phone consultations.