Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I am a licensed clinical social worker and offer counseling to adolescents, adults, families, and couples. My work is focused on meeting an individual wherever he or she may be in life and assisting them through periods of change and growth in respect to his or her life experiences.
I offer clients a collaborative approach to address whatever may have brought them to my door. My relationally focused psychodynamic style supports the idea that healing occurs through our connection with others. By providing a safe and solid therapeutic relationship to a person, that person begins to experience a greater range of perspective regarding their own life and the lives around them.
I believe that increased self-awareness enables individuals to recognize that they have more choices in their lives. Self-awareness also allows a person to gain ownership and empowerment in making these choices. As a result, a person can discover a new found freedom in which to live life. I sometimes refer to therapy as mind yoga; the ability to have increased flexibility in how to think, perceive, and interpret the meaning of the events that take place in our lives. Our minds need exercise just like the body in order to stay fit and healthy.
As a practitioner, I accept that problems, struggles, and even trauma are intrinsically connected to living. Because I see struggle as a given, I appreciate that problems provide opportunities to delve more deeply into who we are as human beings and find constructive meaning in our past and present day lives. In turn, we can gain greater power in writing the script for our future.