My Approach to Helping
Human beings are remarkably resilient. We thrive despite overwhelming challenges. We find hope and recover after horrific life events. Sometimes we can use our inner strengths or our ties to our communities to heal. Sometimes we can benefit from a therapist's help.
For more than a decade, I have had the privilege of witnessing people recover in the wake of life threatening events, sexual violation, and devastating loss. My expertise is in helping clients face, rather than avoid, the events that haunt them. Facing the event directly, with the support of a counselor, you can learn skills to interrupt negative thoughts and be more in control of your life. You will, of course, never forget what happened. But the trauma can lose its haunting power. And, you can--and deserve to--build a meaningful life for yourself moving forward.
More Info About My Practice
In addition to work with trauma survivors, I help clients who are grappling with stuckness in their lives, relationship troubles, major life transitions, loss, bereavement, depression, and anxiety.
My style is interactive, warm, and practical. My clients have expressed gratitude for the opportunity to learn to understand themselves in a nonjudgmental and compassionate atmosphere and for becoming less ruled by fear, anger, guilt, and shame.
I offer a free telephone consultation where we can discuss your goals for therapy and my treatment approaches, and I can answer any questions you may have prior to scheduling a first appointment. Initial appointments are 90 minutes in duration.
When we meet, we will work together to design a treatment plan that is right for you, from brief, targeted interventions to long-term psychotherapy.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Seeking a professional's help takes tremendous courage. It is also a sign of hope that you are ready to decrease the power negative emotions and behaviors have over you. When it works, psychotherapy helps put you--the real you--back in control; it decreases the role the past and your emotions play in running your life.
Psychotherapy can be awkward, difficult, and uncomfortable. But it can also be profoundly rewarding and transformative. It is important to find a therapist whom you can grow to trust, and with whom you can feel free to discuss painful topics.