Build a Better Future

Insight and empathy are the corenerstones of growth, change, and more fulfilling relationships

Benefits of Psychotherapy

Most of us go through difficult times in our lives. I view seeking help in those rough spots as an act of hope and courage. Many people decide to seek psychotherapy when they are feeling “stuck.” Whether as an individual or a couple, things may feel like they just are not resolving on their own. Issues can be related to relationships at home with partners, children or parents; or they may be work or socially related. Psychotherapy can help by exploring issues in depth, and using that deeper understanding to navigate challenges with greater freedom and choice.

Psychotherapy is an interactive, collaborative process. Taking those first positive steps by acknowledging the need for help and initiating contact will hopefully be the beginning of real change and forward movement. My goal is to create a space where you will feel respected and valued as we work collaboratively with thought, compassion and even with humor.

Approach to Therapy

My approach to psychotherapy is eclectic and flexible, where my clients and I engage in a generative conversation that helps them observe, explore and understand themselves better. Treatment involves looking at the issues that have led to seeking therapy, and respectfully exploring past and current relationships, events, and attitudes. Strengths and resources including family, community, friends, spiritual life, religion, culture and beliefs are also discussed in order to develop a complete understanding of the issues at hand. This insight is the cornerstone of growth and change.

Behavioral/cognitive techniques or exercises may be incorporated as a hands-on component to the therapy. My feeling is that those methods are most beneficial when rooted in a deeper level of understanding and insight.

Areas of Specialty

My practice consists of individuals, couples and families. My clients come to discuss issues that may be psychological in nature such as depression or anxiety; emotional in nature such as grief, loss, sadness or stress; or relational in nature such as coupling concerns, parenting, life cycle transitions, or work-related concerns. I have specialty training in sex therapy which many people find helpful, even if they are not specifically coming in with a sexual issue. Couples or individuals who are having a hard time often complain that their sex lives are impacted by their issues, and they feel good about knowing that this is an area that I am comfortable exploring and talking about so that they can feel free to share this area of their lives as well.