Who I Help

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Do you experience:

  • Feeling sad, angry, or depressed, and can't seem to shake it?

  • Chronic anxiety, panic attacks, or social anxiety?

  • Persistant depression, lack of motivation, and feeling down?

  • The effects of past traumas and/or abuse, and want to overcome it?

  • Finding yourself in self-defeating patterns?

  • Plagued by constant and excessive worries? 

  • Physical symptoms related to emotional stress?

Those in a relationship

  • Who are ambivalent about their feelings. "On the fence" about staying or leaving.

  • Ashamed that you constantly find yourself interested in others, or quickly lose interest in your partner

  • Fearful of being close and opening up to your partner

  • Having difficulty with sexual intimacy

  • Thinking of ending your relationship, but not sure what to do

How I can Help

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About Therapy

I like to take and active and focused approach to therapy to help you not only achieve symptom relief, but to help you get to the root of your problems so we can help you find meaningful and longer lasting change. 

My approach is collaborative, warm, and honest. I like to provide feedback to you in the moment to help you gain a better understanding of what is blocking you (defenses) from living to your fullest potential. We are working as a team. 

We will pay close attention to the interplay of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how they manifest both in the session and in your outside life. We will explore the extent you are able to be in touch with your emotions, how you express them, and what might be blocking you from fully feeling and being present. Blocked and suppressed feelings, either from the past or present, are converted into symptoms, so we will see if this is happening with you and work together to resolve this. 

This emotion focused and experiential aspect of therapy is essential to help you get symptom relief, deeper changes, and shorten the duration of therapy.

How can therapy Help?

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Benefits of Therapy

Over 50 years of research has found that therapy can help people with a wide variety of issues and conditions, from anxiety disorders, depression and trauma, to various interpersonal and relationship concerns. Although everyone is different, here are some ways therapy has shown to improve people's lives:

  • Finding new ways to solve and deal with life's problems

  • Improve self-esteem and positive feelings about yourself and others. 

  • Resolving and reducing the negative emotional impact of past trauma and abuse.

  • Improving the ability to deal with life stressors and situations in a more constructive way.

  • An improved ability to be in touch with your feelings, giving you a greater connection to your internal life.

  • Feeling more at ease and comfortable with yourself, and in relation to others.

  • A reduction in feelings of hopelessness, depression, and uncertainty about yourself. 

  • Less physical symptoms that were related to psychological and emotional stressors. 

"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease"