WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Psychotherapy is a way to help you change by becoming more yourself. When pain or distress arise from wanting change or unwanted change, therapy can help you create new awareness of self, of relating to what is wanted or what is happening to you, which shifts pain and distress.
Being in a relationship asks both individuals to create the love they want. Couples therapy with me offers a safe space in which you may discover how to be yourselves, together. We work in session to flesh out what roles each of you play in the relationship, what needs and contributions you bring to the relationship. My job is to help you by reflecting back what I see, fearlessly, so that you may bring awareness to what patterns you're acting out in the relationship and make clear decisions about how you want to be. The work we undertake together is to take the resulting awareness and offer it back to you to use in and out of session to actively heal, move-forward, pivot, or deepen, depending what you want.
I use reflection, insight, relationship, compassion, empathy, love, acknowledgment, kindness, care and freedom to follow your narrative, together seeing what is there, what is hidden, and what is possible.
As our connection deepens, more aspects of you may reveal themselves from past and present, conscious and unconscious, joy and challenges, I assist you by witnessing non-judgmentally with compassion and authentic interest, mirroring your strengths and accompanying disavowed pieces to find what they need in you.
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, parenting, body image and nourishment, compulsive behaviors, self-esteem, bipolar spectrum, chronic pain, uncoupling, grief, cancer, postpartum depression, high-net-worth and pressure to succeed.
You are the expert on you, your story and your experiences, your goals, hopes and dreams.
I have experience working with youth from age four to 18. My 10 years of experience in education and parenting help to expand on my therapeutic education.
My work with ADHD and Executive Functioning Disorder, high-school and college advising, and first-generation American students, informs my understanding of the stress and pressure young people feel.
Together we help you individuate while keeping whatever connections and love support and nourish you. I believe understanding our family of origin can help us begin the journey of differentiation without building resentment.