The stigma behind psychotherapy is based on the notion that somehow asking for help and working with a professional means that one is weak. Ironically, this notion could not be further from the truth. Making the decision to look at your story and exploring how patterns within it have impacted your goals, relationships, losses, parenting, work and outlook is profoundly difficult to do. It is looking at ourselves with the commitment to not look away. Through therapy we develop tools to magnify our strengths and address our challenges, offering a path that enables us to look at ourselves and feel pride, hope, and empowerment.
If you are someone that will summon up the courage to look at your life in ways that don’t always feel good in order to move forward in your life, I invite you to join me in accepting and embracing the you that you have always wanted to be. I specialize in work with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-injurious behavior, and suicidal ideation, ADHD, among other issues. My work relies most heavily on Psycho-dynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral informed therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Despite my belief that therapy is hard work, I strive to provide an environment that is warm yet direct, and offers a strong sense of safety and good humor as appropriate. Life is many things, right? And funny is sometimes one of them.