ABOUT

 

Something isn’t working. Sometimes, nothing is working.

Life isn’t what it used to be. For a while, you seemed to have everything figured out. These days you wonder what is even worth figuring out.

Do you ever wonder: “Is this what life comes down to?”

Maybe you worry it’s too late to change, that your foundation is already laid, that life is constrained by inescapable circumstances, that mistakes and injustices can’t be undone…

But maybe worst of all are the moments you think your best option might be to settle for the short-lived comfort of familiar ways. After all, cold comfort feels better than no comfort.

I suspect if you’re reading this, you have been wondering if there is another way, and if therapy might help you along that way. Life is incredibly hard, asking for help is harder, but not doing anything is often what feels hardest.

With 12 years of clinical experience, some of my areas of interest include:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Men’s Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Dysfunctional Family Relationships
  • Couples Counseling
  • Shame
  • Trauma (PTSD, Complex Trauma)
  • Addictions (substances, internet, sex)
  • Cultural Identity Concerns
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders

Our work begins when you book a 45-minute Zoom consultation with me. I charge a reduced rate of $100 for this initial consultation. A full 45 minutes gives us adequate time to talk about your interest in therapy. If it feels like a good fit to work together, we schedule a deep-dive session and do a thorough assessment of your concerns. Then we begin weekly psychotherapy. In some cases, I may suggest we meet more frequently. I offer both in-person/office and Zoom options for meeting.

Regardless of your goals or how they may become enhanced as our work evolves, my approach to therapy strives to promote for all people the following:

  • Flexibility in the ways you respond to life stress
  • Self-esteem that holds up in the face of disappointments and setbacks
  • Enhanced ability to feel present in the world (not just being there physically)
  • Insight into the unconscious reasons why you and other people are the way they are
  • Increased empathy for yourself and others
  • Improved communication skills
  • Enjoyment of professional work
  • Balancing self-reliance and interdependence with others
  • Improved ability to manage emotions in the face of adversity
  • Acceptance of imperfections, limitations, and things that cannot be changed
  • Forgiveness of yourself and others where possible
  • Enhanced capacity for experiencing realistic love
  • A sense of aliveness and purpose in everyday life
  • Learning how to use your unconscious patterns for growth, rather than being used by them

My approach is to adjust the therapy to fit the person rather than make the person fit the therapy. I ask good questions, am non-judgmental, and hold space for you to do the difficult but necessary work that must occur. I realize I am a new person in your life. It may take some time for you to feel comfortable getting as messy as you need to. By now, I have heard and seen it all. If you want, I will go the distance with you.

Book a 45-minute Zoom consultation with me now by filling out the form below, and I will get back to you within two business days.