Many people turn to psychotherapy or counseling for help with anxiety, depression, trauma, painful relationship patterns, feeling stuck, or sometimes just the feeling that something is missing from life. Sometimes we may not have the words to describe our feelings, struggles or suffering. However, with insight into past relationships and experiences, many people can make progress immediately towards overcoming these difficulties and becoming more effective in their work and relationships. I am a licensed clinician with more than 18 years of experience in helping individuals achieve a more fulfilling life.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Whether it is your first time in therapy, or you are giving it another try, it can be an uneasy experience sharing with a stranger. Your first session with me will be different from future visits. The initial visit is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and to gauge your comfort level in working with me. Future visits will be focused on helping you to develop goals and gaining the insight and tools to accomplish them. Sessions are either 30 or 45 minutes long and occur at a frequency that meets your needs.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I am a licensed clinician with nearly twenty years of experience in practicing Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies. As such, my approach is to form a therapeutic relationship with each person I see, taking special care to note any patterns in a person's history or in the present that may be holding them back or causing unnecessary pain, conflict or suffering. Together, we can discover how the past is informing the present and gain the insight needed to develop and maintain healthy relationships, behaviors and feelings.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
No one usually comes to therapy unless they are experiencing difficulties or suffering to some degree. Often, we may not have the words to describe our feelings, struggles or suffering. I have achieved a great deal of progress with patients who desire to explore how past relationships, parenting practices, and experiences contribute to present day symptoms of anxiety and depression.