Often times people will put off going into individual psychotherapy for various reasons. One might believe they can get through their issues alone, try to confide in friends or family, or hope that their issue will disappear altogether. When these options prove to be a dead end, leaving one feeling stuck, the support of a non-biased expert can often come as a relief to most.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I am very aware of the feelings that may be evoked when one enters individual psychotherapy for the first time with a new therapist. It is for this reason that I allow the client to set the pace of initial psychotherapy. We work as a team to uncover the roadblocks preventing one from experiencing personal freedom and happiness in their life. I use psychodynamic theory, cognitive-behavioral theory and other existential modalities to achieve this goal. We talk about the past in order to connect to what is happening for someone in their present life. By exploring this roadmap we hope to build greater awareness to one’s patterns, and with intention towards growth and healing, we can begin to practice new, healthy behaviors.
My approach is often described as intuitive, compassionate, non-judgmental, and often times straightforward. It is my goal that every client is able to become more self-aware and self-empowered, gains a compassionate understanding of their struggles, and has a new skill set that allows them to put these struggles in the past so that they can get back to the business of LIVING.