“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
— Maya Angelou
I believe that psychotherapy is a gift – that we give to ourselves. In our fast-moving world, therapy sessions will offer you the time and space to slow down and have meaningful discussions that enable you to dig deeper, make sense of thoughts and feelings, and strengthen your overall well-being. Time and again I’ve seen people’s lives and relationships improve when they invest in themselves in this way.
WHO I HELP
Individuals who value working with me are committed to self-growth (even when its not always comfortable). They are open-minded, and curious about their relationships and themselves. They’re motivated to “get out of their own way” and willing to step away from habits, behaviors and thinking patterns that no longer serve them. Typically, clients come once a week. I may recommend coming more often if they are facing an urgent need.
HOW I HELP
I listen closely, and give my clients compassionate and honest feedback to support them, wherever they are. We will talk about your current situations, thoughts, feelings and patterns that may be troubling you or getting in your way. We will explore your past life experiences, and how they may be contributing. Our work together will help you better recognize underlying issues, your strengths, unhelpful beliefs/thoughts, and identify new approaches to try out in your life.
WHAT I HELP WITH
I will support you in healing from experiences or beliefs that bring you pain, and work together to help you build a fuller, more fulfilling life. Clients frequently work with me on issues including:
- Indecision – feeling stuck
- Loss of purpose
- Career-related stress & anxiety
- Relationship issues: dating, marriage counseling; separation/divorce
- Depression, anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress
- Midlife crisis
- Parenting & being “older” parents
- Coping with illness
- Postpartum depression
- “Empty nest” sadness
- Retirement “blues” and depression
WHAT IS MY APPROACH
I work from a holistic and wellness perspective, and tailor my work depending on your specific needs. I draw from multiple clinical approaches – including attachment, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), insight-oriented (psychodynamic), existential and humanistic therapies. I also integrate positive psychology and coaching strategies, and encourage my clients to pay close attention to their physical health and exercise, as well as their emotional and spiritual sides.
COUNSELING VS. CAREER COACHING
While work-related concerns are not uncommon to discuss in counseling sessions, the career coaching services I offer are different and separate from my counseling services. I don’t combine counseling and career coaching for my clients. If you begin working with me as a counseling client, and decide later that you would like career coaching, I will be happy to refer you to another qualified career coach and vice versa. People often work with a counselor as well as a career coach at the same or different times in their lives, depending on their current challenges and goals.