My Approach to Helping
I am a DBT-oriented Psychotherapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose goal is to assist my patients in developing more meaningful, goal-oriented lives. I have a compassionate and supportive style based on the Buddhist philosophy of love and kindness. I honor the uniqueness of each individual by creating a safe and nurturing environment. Yet, I am fully aware that in order to implement the process of change, self-discipline needs to be added to our personal repertoire.
Working together, we can find new ways to cope that allow you to live a more vital and authentic life, less restricted by anxiety and stress. I believe this kind of work enables liberation from the doubts and fears that stop you from living your own best life. The question is: How can we do it? There are some steps that we can take. First, we will review your interpersonal relationships and behavior such as problems with intimacy and trust, or if necessary recurring suicidal gestures and behaviors due to perceived rejection. Then, we will take a close look at your mood and affect; maybe there are elements of dysregulation and difficulties with regaining balance. Perhaps you experience excessive shyness or fear of rejection, feeling lonely and invalidated. Third, we will explore dysregulation of cognition that expresses itself in how we think about our identity, self-image, and sexual or gender identity, resulting in difficulties with making crucial decisions or achieving long-term goals. The next step will be to help you develop the necessary skills to experience a life that maximizes your potential.
My practice is growing, constantly developing, and borrowing from many streams of influence, including Gestalt, Schema Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, DBT, and Eastern philosophy. Through a process of self-discovery, I will assist you in exploring the meaning of life. I myself took many roads, and some of them led me to become a marathon runner, scuba diver, windsurfer, and snowboarder. The question for you, though, is: Are you ready to embark on the most exciting journey of your life? Are you ready to explore who you are and where you are going?
If your answer is yes, then grab your phone and call 347-730-8160.