I view psychotherapy and counseling as a relationship where you have an opportunity to explore how you are coping with life. During psychotherapy you will learn about your emotions, thoughts and behaviors and discover what coping strategies are working for you and which you may want to modify. Together we will develop a plan to strengthen your resources in helping you manage life stressors and learn how to thrive the best way possible given your life circumstances.
We all face very difficult situations and sometimes they are quite traumatic. The emotional and physical consequences sometimes feel unbearable. Psychotherapy is one of many ways to help heal from such difficulties and we will discuss other options in order to maximize your health and well-being.
In my 25+ years of practice, I’ve helped people with a wide range of struggles including: anxiety, depression, grief, abuse and other trauma, anger, sleep difficulties, sexual problems, bipolar disorders, phobias, sexual orientation concerns, relationship problems, eating issues and substance abuse.
Psychotherapy can sometimes be uncomfortable because of looking at painful and uncomfortable memories. It is important to know that you will be supported through such feelings, and we will collaborate in the process so that it is bearable and conducive to your healing. Despite these adversities people resoundingly find an inner strength and learn valuable life lessons that positively influence the rest of their life.
At your first appointment and periodically thereafter we will review what your intentions are and how we can best achieve them. Psychotherapy is most effective when you find ways to integrate and practice what you have learned in the process. Psychotherapy can accomplish your goals within a few sessions or it may take a couple of years depending upon your circumstances and intentions.
Although I spent years working with children and adolescents, I now focus on helping adults and couples. I have been trained in a variety of traditional approaches and integrate newer methodologies in according to your needs. The traditional approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy and the newer methods include mindfulness, EMDR, Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine. I welcome any questions before and during your psychotherapy. It is important to know you have choices and this is a collaborate process.