Psychotherapy is a journey towards becoming your best self. Whether you are struggling with a mental health condition, there is something that is not working in your life, or you want to live a fuller, richer life, therapy can help.
Therapy can take many different forms. There are a myriad of types, and each therapist has a different style and approach. I see therapy as an iterative process of introspection and growth. By learning to recognize our habits and patterns, we are able to develop increased awareness. This increased awareness can lead to increased flexibility, the ability to make different choices, and take actions that better serve our goals and values.
Every human is unique. We have our own history, predispositions, and ways of reacting to different life situations. The beginning of the therapeutic journey is to explore and become aware of what is happening. No matter what you have been through or what your situation is, I will work with you as you are, in this moment. We can then start to figure out what is working and what might not be. I know this sounds hard, but I will be there with you with a style that is active, authentic, warm, and engaging.
I have been trained in a variety of different types of psychotherapy and draw most heavily from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This means that I focus on increasing your ability to respond to life in ways that are more flexible and life-affirming, focus on thought and behavioral patterns, and believe that the therapy relationship can be a powerful vehicle of change. I am also influenced by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and relational psychotherapies. I also believe that wellness is holistic, and that therapy can address different aspects of health. We will discuss your goals and decide what could be most effective for you. As is the case with all therapies, you will get out of it what you put in.
Some of the issues I work with are:
If you are interested in learning more about therapy with me, reach out to me to schedule a 15-minute phone consultation. I will want to know a little bit about what you are seeking in therapy. At that point we will schedule the first appointment. The first appointment is an opportunity to get to know each other and determine if we are a good match for working together.