The heart and soul of individual psychotherapy is a safe and nonjudgmental client/therapist relationship. I strive to create a trusting and caring collaborative relationship with you in the safety of my office. Within this relationship, my hope is that you gain increased appreciation and compassion for yourself while meeting the goals that brought you into therapy. Together we will understand you and your struggles in order to grow and heal.
Over the years I have helped individuals work through a wide variety of issues. By listening closely to you, I can help identify and understand the sources of your struggles. Together we will then work to solve, heal or repair such struggles. We may work to uncover negative self perceptions or inaccurate assumptions that may be holding you back from your life goals. When relevant, we may also seek to unravel the links between your past experiences and current struggles that may be impeding you.
- These are common reasons why people seek counseling. Do any of these apply to you?
- Lack of joy or pleasure
- Painful and haunting childhood experiences
- Wanting to improve your relationship with your partner
- Too few or unsatisfying friendships/relationships
- Fear and worry
- Chronic anxiety
- Being too harsh and self critical
- Difficulty making a decision
- Struggles at work with managers or co-workers
- Difficulty managing the care of an aging parent
- Concerns about parenting/children
- Wanting to improve your relationship with step children
- Wanting deeper self awareness
Through my graduate and post graduate training I am able to draw from a number of theoretical approaches to best meet your unique needs. My training includes psychodynamic, self psychology, relational, object relations and family systems. In addition, I strive to stay up to date on current developments in psychology and am an avid reader of books and articles. In addition, I attend many topical psychology conferences. I have many, many book recommendations from a wide range of topics for my clients.