My Approach to Helping
My general, private practice specializes in psychodynamic treatments and aims to help my clients create positive changes. I specialize in family issues, including parenting, blended families, stepparents, children, adolescents, couples, and related topics.
I strongly believe in the mind-body connection, and know that healing one area can heal another. Each of us brings our own unique strengths and weaknesses to therapy, and we all have the ability to set healthy goals and achieve better lives. Therapy can help free you from long-standing happiness barriers. I collaboratively work with both individuals and couples to help them gain a better understanding of their relationships with themselves and others. In so doing, I help my clients improve their communication skills and ability to cope with challenging emotions.
I offer individual, couples, family, pre-marital, and relationship counseling. I also lead groups for people seeking more satisfaction in life, and have led training seminars on child development for childcare professionals.
More Info About My Practice
People seek my assistance for many reasons. Some need help managing sudden changes, while others strive for personal growth or self-exploration. When your coping skills are exhausted by feelings of doubt, anxiety, guilt, or despair, therapy really can help. I'll work with you to build problem-solving skills, offer support, and supplement your coping tools to help you manage low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, childhood trauma, bereavement, stress, body image challenges, spiritual conflicts, anxiety, creative blocks, and depression.
Therapy requires you to take responsibility for your behavior, work steadily toward self-improvement, and build stronger awareness. Just knowing that someone understands your struggles can be helpful, but therapy also offers a new perspective on old problems. Therapy can help you through the process of personal growth, enable you to improve your relationships, and make daily struggles easier to manage. Some common benefits of therapy include better life skills, resolving long-standing conflicts, managing uncomfortable emotions such as anger or anxiety, improving symptoms of depression, recognizing and breaking down unhealthy patterns, getting unstuck, and replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones.