Therapy for Adults
I offer effective, relationship-oriented psychotherapy for adults who are looking to improve their emotional lives, their relationships, and/or their effectiveness at work.
Feeling anxious or depressed can interfere with realizing your potential in multiple areas of life. Therapy is about understanding the obstacles that are keeping you from bringing out your true self in life. Many people report that after effective therapy that they are able to enjoy being more truly themselves, and find both enjoyment and success in their relationships as well as their career. This is because effective psychotherapy serves to undo long-standing problematic patterns that are sapping energy and inhibiting progress in ways that people are mostly unaware, but were inhibiting their inherent potential.
Some clients have specific goals and other have trouble putting a finger on the problem. Both are fine places to start therapy. Whatever your goals, I am committed to doing everything in my power as a therapist to make sure that you meet them. Truly effective psychotherapy, in my opinion, is a relationship and a journey, and only works if the patient truly feels that therapist is with them emotionally. The work that occurs in therapy occurs in the relationship between the therapist and patient and is the foundation that allows for success!
HOW IT WORKS
Therapy usually begins with a period of talking together about the nature of the difficulties you are having. I will invite you to be as open as possible about your experiences, including what brought you to therapy, your thoughts about your current life situation , and your background.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY
The process of therapy itself can help you to understand a great deal about your own emotional experience. However, for therapy to be successful, it is my job to provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore your feelings and thoughts. In this way you can begin to understand more about the psychological patterns and obstacles within you that may be holding you back.
Clients have described the experience of therapy as being one of support, understanding, education, coaching, acceptance, safety, and effective in making necessary shifts in thinking and behavior. Benefits of therapy can also include having an understanding of negative patterns as dramatic shifts in the way they see themselves and the world. Such shifts are described as ones in which they discover they had been looking through lenses that were dramatically limiting their enjoyment and effectiveness in life. Removing these lenses can be extremely liberating.