… finding hope in every difficult situation.
Is it time to seek an individual therapist?
Have you come to a point in your life where you are uncertain what to do next, or how to feel about experiences in your past or present that keep repeating themselves in your life?
Are you struggling with major changes in life or relationships? Are you experiencing persistent anxiety or deepening depression? Are you struggling with past trauma that is still affecting your life today? Are you coping with a loss you never expected to experience? In trying to resolve these problems yourself, do you find that you keep coming around to the same feeling of being stuck, confused, or misunderstood?
These are just some of the reasons why you might look for a experienced therapist, and you’re not alone when it comes to taking steps towards change and healing.
Individual therapy offers you a safe place to begin to put into words those experiences in life that you have as yet been unable to talk about or work through. In individual therapy you will find a safe place to explore painful issues with guidance and compassion.
The time for individual therapy is when you need new ways to move in a positive direction. When you need a place where you can grow and learn to navigate hard-to-manage situations and feelings. Individual therapy will support and guide you in making life changes that begin with the inner work on you. Most significant change is an “inside-out job”, if it is to be lasting and reliable.
When you make an initial appointment I will ask you to complete a confidential Intake Form. designed to collect information about your life history and self-perception in a consolidated way. You would bring this with you to our first meeting.
From our first session on, I want to understand what is most important to you at this time We will come to understand about your personal history, patterns of coping and development, significant relationships, present experience and hopes for change.
My work is characterized by intuition, compassion, optimism and collaboration. I rely on therapeutic approaches adapted from psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theory, compassionate inquiry, interpersonal neurobiology, and mindfulness practice. This integrated perspective creates a powerful lens through which we can understand your inner life, your history, your strengths and struggles with more clarity.
Out of this understanding comes a greater capacity to make the changes you desire, increased confidence and self-awareness, and a greater ability to connect on a more honest level in your interpersonal relationships… opening the door for continuing emotional and spiritual growth.
Generally sessions are scheduled once per week at an regular time that is mutually available.
Most often you will emerge from our sessions feeling more hopeful, stronger, and more self-aware. Sometimes, you may feel uneasy as you consider a new insight, or somewhat emotionally raw from exploring a painful experience. There is tremendous value in talking through your ideas, problems, and feelings with a psychotherapist who has the experience, training, and expertise to understand what you are going through, and to help you create a plan to turn your life around.
Remember . . . it really doesn’t have to be this way.