My Approach to Helping
I offer a safe, comfortable setting where people in treatment may explore their feelings, behaviors, and circumstances. In some cases, negative emotions such as shame and guilt from present or past issues may lead to depression and anxiety. However, these concerns may be thoroughly explored and addressed in therapy.
I am a nationally certified counselor who specializes in trauma counseling. My counseling style is empathetic, gentle, and genuine. Therapy may be beneficial for individuals who are eager to understand their thoughts, fears, and behaviors. Sessions may vary depending on the unique needs of each person in treatment.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in psychodynamic therapy. I believe developing a strong, supportive therapeutic relationship is vital for successful treatment. Working with a trained mental health professional can help individuals to break free to from guilt and live the happy lives they deserve.
More Info About My Practice
My office is located only 12 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh.
Conveniently located off the Carnegie Exit 50 form the Parkway West.
The location is convenient to Interstate 79 South.
Flexible evening and morning hours.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Imagine having a relationship with someone, whom you do not feel comfortable sharing your most personal concerns and fears. What would this relationship be like? How could you possibly feel safe or trust this person? What benefit would you gain from a relationship that is disingenuous?
The same concerns need to be addressed in your relationship with a therapist, considering the outcome of therapy will be directly affected by the therapeutic alliance.
Of course, this does not mean the therapist only reflects back to the client what they think the client wants to hear. Sometimes, the work is difficult and painful. The support of the client-therapist alliance will provide the client with the tools to manage the emotion andor event, will provide clarity with the emotion andor event and will provide consistent support with this emotion andor event that has not been experienced in the past.
The therapeutic alliance is an ever-changing and evolving relationship that deserves time and attention.