Therapy is a partnership. A good therapeutic relationship is as much about how we click as it is about how brilliant I am or how committed you are. There’s no “right way” to do therapy, but it should feel comfortable to you. I work hard to be a constant and caring presence for you as you’re doing the work and making the changes you want for yourself. As a result, I strive to be accessible, flexible and approachable in order to help clients meet their scheduling needs and to assist clients with issues that may come up between sessions.
My practice is relational and insight-oriented talk therapy. This means that when you’re in session with me, it will feel like we’re having a conversation. You will talk to me about your week, things that have come up since our last session, difficulties you’ve had with friends, families, partners or coworkers. I am active in my sessions and will react by empathizing or intervening when I see an opportunity to do so. I use humor often in my work. I will offer you advice for changing your current perspective and techniques for coping with specific things such as fears, worries and unhelpful relationship patterns. I often draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness techniques to make my therapeutic interventions. I have training in Family Systems Therapy, and we will look at your family of origin to help explain current patterns of behavior. I will give you therapeutic “homework”, especially if it feels helpful to you. I will send you articles that I think are relevant to you. I invite you to read my blog articles, as they contain themes brought up by other clients which may be helpful to you. As I view us as partners in therapy, I invite you to let me know if you’d like me to adjust my approach.
My hope is that we’ll work together to help you overcome challenges, unpack past difficulties and use them to shape future realities. I hope that we can laugh together and learn from one another. It is not uncommon to experience negative feelings during the therapeutic process, which can be an indicator that you’re working through something especially difficult or deeply ingrained. I ask that you inform me if this happens and we can work through it together. In working through these difficult periods, your therapeutic gains will be all the richer.
I offer a free telephone consultation, so please feel free to reach out to see if I am the right fit for you!