If you have arrived here in search of help, then there may be a number of things to consider as you read on. For instance, in seeking out a therapist that can truly help you, you may be focusing primarily on finding solutions to your problems. But what if the problems are not the problems themselves, but instead, the solutions you look to when confronting your most troublesome, painful, or seemingly hopeless situations?
As a clinical psychologist, I work collaboratively with my clients to discover approaches to their problems that are often contained within their questions about themselves. I am referring to questions that can awaken personal strengths, newfound potentials, goals, desires, and fears that have thus far been largely unacknowledged. I believe that it is in the awakening of these previously uncharted areas of the mind that one finds a deeper sense of meaning and greater curiosity about themselves, their life experiences, relationships, and most significant personal challenges.
Whether you are searching for a way to live your life differently, engage in more satisfying relationships, or just simply make a change, it is also likely that you are seeking relief. In striving to achieve your goals, I believe that the impact of processing and communicating emotions and experiences to another human being, words expressed in a dialogue between two people in the context of a safe, trusted, therapeutic relationship, should not be underestimated.
If you have explored other treatment options (medication, self-help, etc.) only to feel yourself spinning your wheels, you might find that psychotherapy is unique in that it can produce lasting change in your life. Unlike many other treatment options, the personal growth you experience in psychotherapy will continue to help you long after your treatment has come to an end.
In addition to long-term change, I also focus on improving your overall sense of well-being by addressing short-term goals. The process of change is ongoing and forever unfolding as you discover creative responses and untapped potentials you were previously unaware you had within you.
Finally, I work with clients to help them discover more adaptive responses 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.