Taking the time and effort to increase self-awareness and explore your behavioral patterns and thoughts can be one of the most valuable things that you do in your life. Seeking therapy is a sign of personal strength, not of weakness. Therapy is one method to explore how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence your daily choices and relationships. Maybe they are not always in sync. Working with a licensed therapist can provide the objective and knowledgeable feedback needed to identify specific barriers, define and develop goals and gain the valuable skills and confidence to make that change.
Often people who engage in therapy are actually doing "fine" in life, but would like to improve in one area of another. Benefits of therapy may include improved and more satisfying relationships with friends, partners and family members. You may feel increased energy and productivity, less stress and an overall improved sense of well-being.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is a core part of eliciting change. When you feel safe, validated and supported, you can tap into those conscious and unconscious choices and emotions. We will work together to gain insight, explore different perspectives, utilize your inherent strengths, and try to experience emotions vs. control or avoidance . It is my goal that you will walk away from our sessions with new ideas, strategies, readings, information and skills that you can practice or reflect on that will directly affect the way that you relate to the world around you.