People come to therapy for many different reasons. The decision to pursue therapy can stir many feelings including anticipation, fear, and hope. It can be difficult to admit that something feels overwhelming, stuck, or painful especially when you are unsure how to change it or do not fully understand it. Sometimes you can identify the struggle you're having as depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. Other times it may be less clear, but you find yourself in a pattern of unsatisfying relationships, disconnection from your body, or experiencing feelings of emptiness.
I have a deep appreciation for the experience of human suffering and the potential it has to transform us. When we expand awareness of our feelings, thoughts, and relationships, suffering can diffuse and transform, allowing for different perspectives, more abundant options, and greater flexibility and strength to make changes and live in new ways.
It can be difficult to turn toward whatever it is that overwhelms,
confuses, or frightens us, especially on our own. Left unexamined, however, suffering multiplies, draining life of its joy. Psychotherapy is a
powerful process by which to explore and transform your suffering. The
relationship you build with a therapist can help you access the courage
to shed light on your feelings and experiences. I will help you engage
in this exploration and deepen your understanding of the many parts that
make you who you are. Together, we'll work to discover what really
matters to you and how you can cultivate the freedom to live a more
fulfilling and connected life.
If you wonder if I may be able to help with an issue I have not mentioned, have other questions, or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact me.
Areas of Expertise
Anxiety, worry, and panic
Depression and bipolar mood issues
Body image concerns
Sexual, physical, and emotional trauma
Post-traumatic stress and dissociation
Fertility and perinatal issues
Drug and alcohol use and addiction
Grief and loss
Parenting and parent-child issues
Transitions - school, work,
relationships, coming out,