If you are reading this, it is likely that you are searching for change. Something new to impact your life. You're not simply searching for a therapist. You might be searching for a way to feel and live your life differently. You might be seeking more satisfying relationships. Many are looking for relief from painful feelings and experiences. Maybe you are desiring more meaningful perspectives on stressful situations and relationship conflicts. In striving to achieve any of these ends, you cannot underestimate the impact of processing your feelings and communicating your experiences through a discussion like you have never had prior to coming in.
If you have explored other treatment options (medication, life-coaching, self-help, etc.) in your search, only to find yourself spinning your wheels, you will find that psychotherapy is unique in that it can produce lasting changes in your life. Unlike many other options, the personal growth you experience in psychotherapy will continue to help you long after ending treatment. As a psychologist, my approach is focused on impacting your personal identity, relationships, major life decisions, and overall sense of well-being as you move forward in your life--building atop the foundation you develop in our work together. While I focus on both short-term and long-term goals, the process of change is ongoing and forever unfolding as you discover creative responses and untapped potentials you were previously unaware existed within you.
I work in collaboration with clients to help them discover more adaptive reactions to the difficulties they encounter in the world. I believe that a safe, nonjudgmental space is essential for one to work on their problems with a newfound sense of freedom. Together, we will work toward shining light over pathways to richer experiences, more meaningful relationships, and deeper overall satisfaction in life.
DUSTIN KAHOUD, PSY.D.
Social Anxiety & Shyness
Physical / Emotional Abuse
Gender & Sexuality
Grief & Loss