Everyone experiences challenges in life. I approach therapy as a time and space set apart for a special kind of conversation about one’s Self, and one’s relationships with others. There is a broad array of reasons people who seek out therapy—some may need to process trauma or to grieve a significant loss, or for help in achieving in some area of life … while others may need help with clarifying a vision for a meaningful future.
Adjustments to change, crises, and stress are often accompanied by discomforts that can benefit from therapy. A few examples of such discomforts include anxiety or fear, frustration, restlessness, numbness, depressed mood, irritability/anger, grief, despair, appetite/weight, sleep/fatigue, memory issues, concentration, feeling stuck or unclear, lacking a sense of confidence, etc. I work with adult individuals (ages 18 and above) with an in-depth approach to help them discern what holds them back from living more fully—and begin to progress with clarity, courage, and emerging competence.
My approach is generally collaborative, and includes psychoeducation, humor, and pointing out problematic patterns for clients to recognize and address. I also use forms of mindful Self-discernment for developing Self-leadership. These perspectives and skills can be utilized independently, throughout one’s life.
I help people refine and articulate their values and aspirations. I guide them in developing behaviors, attitudes, and skills to approach their current challenges, as well as to process concerns from the past that prevent them from progressing.