I aim to bring compassion, candidness and humor to engage you in the therapy process and work on healing painful problems that arise in life. My ultimate goal is to help individuals develop a more meaningful relationship with themselves; to find an awareness that is ever-present below the surface which holds wisdom and healing. In going through this process, we'll work on tolerating intense feelings. We'll focus on integrating thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and discover new ways to deal with them on a day-to-day basis.
I am interested in using various tools that improve your emotional functioning. Mindfulness, for example, or learning how to tune in closely to your body and your mind, can be incredibly helpful in learning about oneself and decreasing symptoms of depression and anxiety. When we can slow down our racing minds, we can actually see and feel what is happening inside.
It is the partnership between therapist and patient that can help us learn about ourselves, our stumbling blocks, and the views we hold of the world and ourselves. Sometimes these views have become very limiting, making our life constricted. In working through these deep-seated beliefs and ultimately loosening them, there is space for more acceptance and freedom of choice in your life.
I work with adults, young adults, adolescents, parents, and older adults. My experience includes--but is not limited to-- individuals or families with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, LGBTQ issues, grief/loss, abuse, trauma, spirituality/existential issues, anger, and drug/alcohol problems.