To be human, means that sometimes we each will struggle and suffer. But this very pain can be a messenger, leading us towards growth and greater vitality. Therapy can quicken this process. It takes tremendous courage to seek treatment, and to honestly share and discuss your life’s challenges with someone you do not know. I consider taking part in therapy a privilege, and I believe respect and warmth for each client’s unique experiences to be a core part of our work. You are the expert on your own life: your unique struggles, gifts, and dreams.
With that in mind, we will work as partners to choose techniques, pace, and goals of therapy that best fit you. We may draw upon scientifically-supported methods, like mindfulness and CBT, to quickly bring relief. Or we may select an in-depth, growth-oriented style that nurtures self-understanding.
However we work, therapy can help foster awareness, which in turn creates more life options: options to let go of old, ineffective habits, to connect with others more consciously and open-heartedly, and to live a life of meaning and joy.