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Individual Psychotherapy

I practice relational, psychodynamic therapy that treats issues at their root and creates

life-changing results. 

Beginning psychotherapy

I understand you'd like something to change in your life. My passion is helping people solve problems and transform themselves in the process. I can help you shift your unconscious patterns and grow into a broader vision of who you are and what your life can be. 

Problems ask us to become conscious

Every problem we face in life is asking us to become more conscious. Perhaps you're being asked to discover who you really are and how much better your life can be.

Feelings of anxiety and depression aren't happening because of some flaw in your brain.

 

Contrary to popular mythology, that idea has no basis in science. Our thoughts and feelings are part of our deep psychological nature or soul. 

Psychotherapy is a process of paying deeper attention to your inner experience. Most importantly, that means paying attention to feelings of stress, sadness and frustration that you haven't been able to fully understand or express on your own.

Paying attention brings change

I'm here to help you pay closer attention to your inner life. It is always emotional pain that gets our attention, and that usually means some form of anxiety, depression or conflict that seems to be getting worse.

Paying attention is a compassionate response to pain. From attention, comes understanding - and then positive change.

When we understand our thoughts, feelings and actions, we start to experience our innate sanity and well-being. New insights naturally bubble up, and healing happens. Our daily energy and attitude become more fresh and dynamic, full of optimism and courage rather than fear and doubt. 

But to get to this place, there is inner work to do. To know who we are, where we are going and how to get there starts with exploring the more unconscious areas and blindspots in us. 

Image by Greg Rosenke

A refreshing experience of therapy

The first session or two usually creates a new sense of hope and relief. In many cases, patients are relieved that someone has clearly understood their problem and pointed the way forward. 

As therapy progresses, my aim will be to help you understand yourself better and improve your life in many ways. I do this by paying attention to where your opportunities for growth seem to be. I will often recommend books, new daily habits, or activities that I think might be helpful to you. 
 
Therapy helps people know themselves better and think about their lives and relationships in more effective ways. When you feel supported and understood, you will feel more able to know what is right for you in your life.

Getting started

I am a strong ally for those who are in crisis, who need encouragement and who wish to find a deeper ground of strength and wisdom in their lives. My role is to help you explore what is most true, real and helpful for you.

Nothing pleases me more than seeing my clients' lives improve, and I will be honored to help you too. Just send me a message or give me a call to discuss your situation.

The Hero's Journey

This is a film about healing and self-actualization that many of my patients have found enriching. Healing is a process of becoming conscious of who we really are, learning to give and receive love, and finding the sacred within the ordinary.  

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