Is your life not quite where you would like it to be? Are you struggling with relationships, your identity, feeling incomplete or unbalanced, life transitions, and/or career issues? Are you trying to solve all your problems internally but end up going in circles or feeling alone? Do you turn to friends and family, yet STILL feel misunderstood? There is incredible usefulness in talking through your experience, beliefs, challenges, and feelings with a psychotherapist who has skills, training, and expertise to understand what you are going through and to help create space for change and growth.
In today's culture, many people put most of their energy into meeting the needs of others or external factors and often times neglect their most treasured resource - themselves. When you fail to take care of yourself, the things around and outside of you may not thrive to their full potential.
I believe psychotherapy is a general term that only gains significance when the client and therapist work as a team to explore, establish goals, and develop a charged therapeutic relationship to give the process meaning. I work actively with my clients utilizing transparency, empathy, understanding, and at times humor to help cultivate a greater sense of self so that you can address feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, or loss directly and move forward. Therapy can produce a rich transformative experience focused on creating valuable and lasting change in your life.
When you work to develop compassion, curiosity, understanding, and better connection with yourself, you are not only taking care of YOU, but also enhancing your connections and ability to take care of OTHERS.
The needs of my clients within the context of their identity, environment, and culture factors are at the core of our work together.
I utilize traditional and innovative therapeutic methods as well as evidence-based treatments supported by up to date research. My integrative approach allows me to draw from different therapeutic strategies so we can work collaboratively with all levels of the client's development. Studies have repeatedly shown that the single most important factor in predicting successful treatment outcomes is the relationship between therapist and client. Ongoing monitoring/feedback regarding your reactions and progress is an important part of our work together.
I am interested in creating an authentic, safe, and supportive environment in addition to a charged therapeutic alliance that can be conducive to producing change, addressing concerns or difficulties in the client's life, and enhancing individual and relational connection.