About My Practice
I believe there is inherent strength and goodness within every human being, and seek to increase the accessibility of this wisdom. I approach therapy from an eclectic variety of perspectives including several strength-based, Family Systems and Cognitive and Behavioral Theories. This means that in any one moment I have access to a number of different ways to understand your situation and your experience. Generally, suffering is created by patterns of behaviors, thoughts and feelings that cause distress. These patterns can be either inside our own minds, or ways we interact with others. Together, we will work to understand ineffective patterns and replace them with ones that lead to more favorable experiences. I want to help you move toward more freedom, more choice, and more joy in your life.
The course of therapy is not linear and there are no guarantees of outcome. However, many clients report that therapy improves their interpersonal relationships, improves their ability to find joy and satisfaction in their lives, and resolves the issues that originally brought them to therapy. Working toward these benefits, however, requires effort on your part. Psychotherapy requires your very active involvement, honesty, and openness in order to change your thoughts, feelings and/or behavior. Things also might get worse before they get better as therapy often requires uncovering core, painful parts of the self and requires a level of self-honesty that can be uncomfortable. Winston Churchill once said "if you are going through hell, keep going." Don't stop and set up camp! While doing this work may be challenging, there is great reward in making it through and coming out the other side. I want to help you succeed in building the life you want for yourself.