My Approach to Helping
I don't know exactly what you're going through, but if you've taken the time to search for help, I imagine you may be feeling overwhelmed, sad, unhappy, or dissatisfied. Perhaps you're here because you feel a void in your life, you're tired of going around the same mountain over and over again in your relationships, or realize your current ways of managing the demands of life are no longer serving you. Whatever the reason, transformation and change are possible. Therapy can help.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative tool of empowerment. Together, we will come to understand those conflicts, wishes, fears, and habitual ways of thinking (many of which may be outside your conscious awareness), that keep you feeling weighed down by depression and anxiety, repeating the same patterns in your life, or simply stuck. Over time, you will learn how to use this knowledge to create a life that works for you.
More Info About My Practice
My practice is conveniently located in Downtown Chicago with easy access to parking and public transportation.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
In therapy, I create a nonjudgemental and interactive space where together we explore those issues keeping you from living a more authentic, empowered, and satisfying life. I see individuals and couples coping with such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma, life and work transitions, identity and spiritual concerns, self-esteem, relationship strain and personal growth. As an Air Force veteran, I have experience related to issues unique to military life, transition, and readjustment.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
You may believe that seeking therapy means that you are "weak" or unable to manage problems on your own. Life can be difficult sometimes and therapy is actually a form of self care. Just as we attend to our physical health, our emotional health is equally important, as they are dynamically connected. How often have you experienced a headache because you were stressed or felt knots in your stomach when you were anxious? Whether you're confronted with an unexpected life event like illness, job loss, or the death of a loved one or beloved pet; or you've been coping with longstanding recurring issues, seeking therapy doesn't mean you are weak. It takes courage and strength to face oftentimes complicated emotions or confront those stressors in our lives that feels more comfortable to avoid. Seeking self-care through therapy simply means that you are human and willing to invest in yourself by addressing those issues that keep you from living the life you desire to live.