You have taken an important first step. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious, or are experiencing difficulty in a relationship. You may be struggling with a life transition and feel the need to talk with someone who might offer a fresh perspective. You might be thinking that now is the time to deal with an issue that has bothered you for awhile and seems to interfere more and more with your daily life.
As an insight-oriented, solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you identify the sources of your dissatisfaction and work with you to improve your situation. While we can’t change the circumstances of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges in your life. We might explore longstanding behavior patterns or perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We might focus on developing coping mechanisms or skills that would be helpful with tough situations. Or, we might explore possibilities which could offer you new options. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Seeking therapy is an individual choice. People come to therapy for many reasons. Sometimes they wish to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. They may be responding to unexpected changes in their life such as a divorce or work transition. Many people seek professional input as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, identity issues, body-image concerns, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change.
In fact, people seek therapy when they have the self-awareness to realize they might benefit from some help, and that is something to be admired. Seeking therapy can be viewed as part of making a commitment to change one’s situation. Therapy can provide long-lasting benefits and support, offering ways to avoid triggers, re-direct unhelpful patterns, and overcome challenges.
I provide services for a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, and work with individuals, couples, and families. In a comfortable and supportive setting, I offer a personalized approach tailored to your particular needs. I work with you to build on your strengths, meet the challenges you are facing and attain the goals for which you are striving.