My Approach to Helping
In today’s world, we’re often laden with many tasks and responsibilities that can easily overwhelm us when life throws us curve balls. We can become anxious, depressed, and hopeless, feeling like there is no rhyme or reason to what we are going through, to what we are thinking and feeling, or even to life itself. We might choose to escape from our problems and feelings, be they angst, a sense of the void, our past, or our daily thoughts, through indulging in external gratifications. We may turn to drugs and alcohol, sex, relationships, or other means instead of dealing with our true concerns. We often get stuck in our thinking, consumed by negative self-talk and self-perception.
I’ve become a therapist because I realized there is power in being more self-aware, there are insights we can all gain to enrich our lives and overcome what we are struggling with. Whether you’re dealing with grief, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, existential angst, or addictions, we all have the ability to grow in our understanding, make changes, and live better lives.
Life does not stop bombarding us with change - everything is in constant flux - but that doesn’t mean we have to let life happen to us. We have power over how we react and how we feel, and we can take actions to make our lives what we want them to be. Through a variety of therapeutic approaches and philosophical theories, I help people realize their inner strength, improve their ability to overcome burdens, and gain deeper insights into their lives.
My approach to our sessions will be to help you think through things by asking questions. These questions will be a springboard for our exploration of what is going on with you - the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that are shaping your present. I see myself as a facilitator on your journey of self-discovery.