Psychotherapy is a transformative practice which taps into our innate ability to heal and restore balance to our lives. My approach is psychodynamic in nature, and focuses on gaining insight into how the past influences our present behavior. This process increases self-knowledge and personal fulfillment while providing relief from the angst caused by problematic feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Certain personal goals may also be addressed with short-term solution-focused techniques. We will work together to craft the path that works best for you.
"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking."
Often we feel anxious, confused, or overwhelmed by our life's circumstances. I can help you uncover the ways in which you might be "thinking" yourself into distress and assist you in developing strategies to manage negative thoughts and effectively address overwhelming feelings.
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." ~Carl Jung
Feeling emotional pain is a natural part of our lives; suffering is not. I can help you develop skills and strategies to build both emotional resilience and flexibility, which will, in turn, enable you to better manage the dark moments of life.
"The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely."
In a supportive and confidential environment, open to the process of nonjudgmental curiosity about, and acceptance of, your authentic self.
It is from this empowered place that you can compassionately identify and understand patterns of self-limiting beliefs and behaviors, and begin to implement the changes you desire.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
Together we can identify inhibiting patterns and beliefs from your past, and help you move forward into a more fulfilling life.