“The only journey is the journey within.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke
Individual therapy can provide you a safe and accepting environment to explore your inner thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Individual therapy can be a powerful and transformative process; as you sit with an objective, non-judgmental person you will be able to achieve a fresh perspective and gain clarity. My style is one to blend compassion with directness.
Utilizing techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal therapies, together we will uncover what obstacles are getting in the way of you experiencing more satisfying relationships with yourself and others. By deepening your self-awareness you will gain greater insight and understanding thus allowing you to make choices that better serve your needs and hopes.
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ~Carl Jung
One’s ability to develop and maintain meaningful relationships is often a primary source of satisfaction in life. When conflicts interfere with a couple’s ability to enjoy each other, couples therapy can often help. Many couples come into therapy complaining of lack of communication skills, and while learning these basic skills can be useful, I have found that most of the conflict with couples is a lack of intimacy, connection, and ability to be vulnerable. In my work with couples I strive to provide a safe environment for each partner to explore and identify their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences including their own barriers and defenses that may be getting in the way of connecting with others.
Adolescents and Families
“If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.” ~Lord Chesterfield
Adolescence is a time of significant changes and transitions that can often put stress on the whole family. It is a time of self discovery and exploration as children are learning to define themselves as separate from their parents. It can be a period of confusion, frustration, self-doubt, and insecurity for both teens and their parents. Therapy for teens can often provide an environment where they can develop a deeper understanding of themselves, learn effective ways of communicating, and develop problem-solving skills.