People come to therapy for a wide range of reasons. You may feel "stuck" or as if you'd like a greater sense of direction in your life. Maybe you feel overwhelmed, or panicky. You may have difficulty relaxing and enjoying what once brought you contentment and happiness. Many come to therapy feeling a deep sense of loneliness and a desire to feel greater connection to the important people in their lives.
If any of these are true for you, you're not alone. Our modern life has been dubbed "the age of anxiety". The pace is fast and the paths that guided previous generations in their careers, relationships and family life have shifted. Finding the time to stop, reflect and sort through what's troubling us is hard. Working on our relationships and connecting with those who really matter to us becomes a challenge as well.
Therapy can provide a time and place to work through challenges and re-engage with what's most important to you. In individual sessions, we work to unravel the knots that keep you from feeling more at ease and grounded. This work can loosen the grip of anxiety, stress and depression. It can help you to better recognize your strengths and talents and find more effective ways to use them. It can also help you understand and unlock unproductive pattens in relationships and communicate in ways that really get through, bringing you closer to the important people in your life.
For nearly two decades now, I've had the privilege of working, person to person, with individuals working through a wide variety of life challenges. This experience has taught me, that for some, a more focused, problem solving approach works best. Others, are seeking a more in depth exploration of long held beliefs and patterns. Most often, a combination of approaches works best.
I integrate a number of effective strategies in a way that best fits the needs of each person I meet with. I draw on my training and knowledge in the areas of psychological development throughout the lifespan, psychodynamic theory and family interaction. I also incorporate mindfulness practices into my work with adults. From this base I help individuals achieve a greater sense of ease and well being by helping them recognize and develop their own strengths, broaden their ways of coping and gain greater support in their relationships with others.