You might be visiting my page because something upsetting has recently happened in your life. If you’re a couple it might be a blow out fight. For individuals you might be experiencing a loss, a crisis in your family, or a major transition.
This “big event” might be illuminating feelings that you have of dissatisfaction and disconnect on a larger scale in your life. Maybe the fight with your spouse is bringing up past resentments or a lack of overall intimate connection.
You might find yourself feeling lonely or disconnected from the people that really matter. Or perhaps you find it hard to create new connections with friends, intimate partners or even coworkers.
I guide couples and individuals to better understand what is blocking their ability to connect deeply and to become more honest and open and less afraid, overwhelmed, or shut down.
As your therapist,I will support you in gaining insight into why you have developed your particular relationship style. Sometimes in the midst of everyday stresses and challenges, we fall into patterns of relating to others that becomes fixed and unhealthy. We might uncover that your experiences have made you worried, not confident, or fearful. Perhaps distressing experiences have encouraged you to create walls to protect yourself. I want to help you gain an understanding that this was all created out of necessity at some point in your life in order to cope. And then I want to help you make the changes you need in order to change those patterns while living a life of your choosing.
I often work with young professionals that have busy lives and might be successful in work but struggle in matters of the heart. They often notice that they feel that family and intimate life are challenging.
I will help you to develop the types of relationships that are fulfilling and that you deserve and help you overcome challenging emotions like sadness, anxiety, anger, self doubt, and fear. I do not believe in hiding behind a notepad and my hope is that you will experience my authentic self during our work together. I am transparent about my thoughts and encourage you to do the same. I encourage feedback and collaboration.
I am a firm believer in the power of hope, and the power of relationships to be healing and growth sustaining.
What will therapy be like?
My hope is that you will feel relaxed and comfortable while I get to know you. In the beginning, our work will be focused on understanding how you are feeling and how it is impacting your life now. My hope is that we are able to find ways to help you find some immediate relief. Oftentimes, just coming into the first session can be a relief in itself.
As we continue, we will work together to uncover long standing relationship patterns that might be making you feel stuck while developing new ways of relating and coping. Ultimately, we are working together to help you consciously choose the types of relationships you want in your life.
How you will benefit:
You will understand yourself better, develop communication and coping skills, and work towards more satisfying and fulfilling relationships.