Build a Better Future

by resolving problematic areas in your life. Therapy can help you get "unstuck", build better relationships and find more happiness.

BENEFITS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

Most all of us go through difficult times in our lives. 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. However, if the problematic feelings or behaviors persist, psychotherapy can help in working towards the ability to make the necessary changes.

Psychotherapy is an interactive, collaborative process. Theories and ideas are best used to inform the experience, rather than drive it. Taking the first steps in acknowledging the need for help and making the phone call are courageous, and will hopefully be the beginning of real change and forward movement.

APPROACH TO THERAPY

My approach to psychotherapy is eclectic and flexible, where my clients and I engage in a generative conversation that helps them 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 change.

Behavioral/cognitive techniques or exercises may be incorporated as a hands-on component to the therapy, but are most beneficial when rooted in a deeper level of understanding and change.

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

My practice consists of individuals, couples and families. The issues they come to discuss may be psychological such as depression or anxiety, emotional such as grief, loss, sadness or stress, or relational such as parenting, partner or work 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 they can feel free to talk about.