Psychotherapy is a professional relationship that is grounded in strong ethical principles and informed by on-going scientific research and methods. In essence, it is a dialogue between two people that aims to strengthen the client's capacities to manage destructive emotions and develop caring relationships. Psychotherapy has been shown to reduce suffering and increase well-being.
One of the things that are important to having a successful therapy is the experience of a good connection. A good fit between therapist and client is very important. The therapist's approach and way of thinking should inspire a sense of safety and hope.
My approach is compassionate and interactive. I listen carefully and offer specific ideas that are
designed to help you improve the areas of your life you are seeking to
change. I am focused on facilitating a trusting relationship where sensitive and troubling issues can be explored, understood and changed.
What problems do I treat? I have a general psychotherapy practice and have had great success helping people who are struggling with a wide range of issues. •Depression, hopelessness and loss •Anxiety, worry, obsessive thinking •Addiction- sex, alcohol, drugs and the internet •Dealing with a mentally ill parent, spouse, sibling or child •Intimacy, Sexuality and Sexual Concerns •Excessive Anger •Intimacy and Relationship Problems •Divorce •Caring for a family member with a life threatening illness •Career problems - stagnation, inhibition, stuck in a destructive relationship with a superior or colleague •Chronic Fatigue
Reasons to Seek Psychotherapy: For many, therapy is often the resource of last resort. When the usual methods of talking to the people in your life and thinking through a problem do not seem to help enough, it may be time to seek professional counsel. It is often the case that people get tangled up in destructive emotions and faulty ideas that are too overwhelming or complex to work through. Working with a compassionate and highly skilled therapist can help you untangle a web of issues, become aware of faulty ideas, resolve destructive emotions, and develop psychological skills that will help you transform the areas of your life that keep you stuck.
A successful therapy is a profound experience. It helps you resolve the issues that brought you in, as it cultivates skills and capacities that will accelerate your growth and healing.
I am happy to speak with you directly about my approach. Feel free to call or email should you have any questions or need clarification.