Individual Therapy

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.

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked...The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
— The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

              Areas of Expertise

Relationship concerns
Anxiety, worry, and panic
Depression and bipolar mood issues
Eating disorders
Body image concerns
Sexual, physical, and emotional trauma
Post-traumatic stress and dissociation
Fertility and perinatal issues
Gender identity
Drug and alcohol use and addiction
Grief and loss
Parenting and parent-child issues
Transitions - school, work,
       relationships, coming out,