My Approach to Helping
Perhaps your relationships, career, or creative pursuits are not going as you would like. Challenges around identity and sense of self may be plaguing you. You may feel bogged down by feeling frustrated, unmotivated, anxious, overwhelmed, guilty, ashamed, or sad. Whatever your struggles, together we can help you better understand what’s going on and what may be getting in the way of change. I take as a basic premise that you are more than a collection of symptoms or a problem to be fixed and believe that all you bring to the table deserves our full attention and exploration.
My approach is individualized and interactive with a focus on long-term, sustainable change. I bring to my work substantive training, many years of practice, and patience, empathy, curiosity, humor and reliability. I am dedicated to working with people of diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities, and am well-versed particularly in work with creatives, ex-pats, transcultural couples, adult children of immigrants and third culture kids, bi-racial men and women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, and non-binary individuals and their families.
Areas of special interest to me include interpersonal conflict, loneliness, identity issues, creative blocks, body image struggles, self-esteem challenges, sexual difficulties, and habitual procrastination.
Self-knowledge is good medicine. Therapy takes courage but can promote dramatic growth and help you attain a greater sense of well-being and a freer and more satisfying life. (For more information about my training, my philosophy, and how I can help, please visit my website.)