"The only journey is the one within." ~Rainer Maria Rilke
- We can have a more meaningful, fulfilling life.
- We are all vulnerable to emotional wounds simply because of our humanity.
- We may not have caused all our own problems although we have the choice to fix them.
- We have the capacity to solve our problems even if at times they may feel insurmountable.
- We can change how we respond and react to our environment.
- We are entitled to not ‘go it alone.’
My work as your therapist is to meet you where you are emotionally and address what has led you to therapy. I will tailor my approach to what your needs and goals are specifically. Because psychological problems can be manifested in a variety of ways including emotional, behavioral, thought patterns or within the physical body, the use of multiple therapy modalities is most effective to facilitate change.
I will ask you to begin thinking about whom you are, observing yourself; what you do, how you feel and what you think and together we will discover the reasons behind those thoughts, feelings or behaviors. Awareness alone does not mean change; however, we will explore tools that can be used that will lead to lasting change and life fulfillment. I will encourage you to spend time outside of therapy practicing your tools to find a new way of “being” in the world.
This isn’t always easy. Sometimes it literally feels impossible. My work is to be the keeper of your hope; to assist you in seeing your own light. I believe in the possibility of change. I have been privileged to see it firsthand. Your change is possible too. I don’t take your work for granted. I am always honored to be chosen as the helper along someone’s journey. I would be honored to be your therapist.
What you can also expect from me is that I will create a safe, contained space that will allow you the room to explore. I will continue to experience training that will enable me to make use of my personal self within my role as your therapist. In other words, I will be present for you. I believe that it is in the established therapeutic relationship that healing can begin and change can occur.