Whether you’re looking for support with minor changes in your life or looking to do deeper, more exploratory work around traumas or chronic, unhealthy behavior choices, the core of treatment is centered around the quality of our relationship. There are many therapists and not everyone is going to be the right one for you. Finding someone that you feel safe with and that you can trust should be the first task when finding a therapist.
My approach is one that collaborates with my clients to identify treatment goals. Often times, the first goal of therapy is to help my clients sharpen their intuition about what is best for them and helping them develop the skills to navigate life’s challenges. When people have been stuck in a pattern of behavior and thinking that is rooted in criticism and lack of belief in themselves, many smart people can feel like they’re drowning or lost. The way back can take time as we work to redirect your negative thinking and bring to the surface any suppressed emotional pain that may be taking over your life. Along the way, I may make suggestions about skills to practice that can support you during the time between sessions.
Other times, therapy can feel more like a conversation with a friend. Sometimes people don’t need or want an emotional excavation and simply want direct feedback. Together, we can explore which type of treatment, or combination of both, is right for you.