We all have deeply held belief patterns and behaviors that create our sense of self and our very experiences of reality. Our memories and painful pasts can leave us feeling stuck, and in fear of not being able to get the things we want most in life.
Invalidating environments within family, work and society can further aggravate the pain, trauma, and anxieties we already feel, making ordinary life seem impossible. The floods of media messages have a profound impact on our sense of self. While we hear things like “just be yourself,” we’re also flooded with societal messages telling us that we’re not good enough. Stress from work, relationships, and life’s never-ending surprises can make us feel like we just can’t handle it all.
Individual therapy provides a space for effective exploration, where we work together to find strategies through evidence based practices. Become more effective in your life as a person, a partner, a parent, in the workplace, and in the world.
My clients know me for accepting them for who they are and at the same time getting to work. I love the detective work and the puzzle of helping children and adults alike understand who they are, what makes them tick, and what’s getting in their way. My clients know me for bringing insight and humor into an often challenging process and working to continually change the stigma around the therapeutic process.