"You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it"
- Paulo Coehlo -
Today you have made a courageous decision...
I am excited that you found your way to my page and are considering having me support you at this time. I welcome you to read through my site and get an idea of how I view the therapeutic process and how I support my clients. If my words resonate with you, we may be a good fit. If so, I invite you to contact me.
The therapeutic process provides an opportunity to heal from past hurts, obtain new perspectives, gain insight, acquire new skills and learn to show compassion to yourself.
The decision to seek support takes courage and people embark on a therapeutic journey for different reasons. You may be a couple facing issues around communication, intimacy, sex, infidelity and/or rebuilding trust. You may be a premarital couple seeking counseling around specific areas of concern before you decide to get engaged or right before your wedding. Perhaps your current pursuit is one of an individual nature and you are seeking support around a traumatic event, work stress, relationship "issues," anxiety, low motivation, or something that is blocking your ability to connect with yourself and embrace happiness and you are not quite sure where to begin.
Whatever it is that you are currently facing, the great news is you have already begun to change your circumstances. You have made a proactive decision to find a therapist that is a good fit for you, congratulations!
It is through meaningful therapeutic interactions that guards can be let down, trust can be established and individuals can feel safe enough to share the most intimate experiences of their lives. It is truly a privilege for a therapist to be chosen to be a part of your journey.
The therapeutic relationship is one like no other. I enter into the relationship with the goal of creating a safe space filled with respect and transparency which will be conducive to the process of continuous growth and self-actualization. Therapy is a form of self-care, time you set aside just for yourself.
I immerse myself in the process of discovering and understanding the narrative my clients have been telling themselves and others about who they are. We discuss the meanings they are attaching to certain life experiences, which oftentimes cause them to feel anxious, depressed, guilty or just plain stuck. We discuss how past wounds are impacting their lives in present day, then work towards healing while simultaneously creating goals around changing the behaviors and perspectives that are holding them back.
My clients report feeling safe and supported, gaining insight, and developing sustainable skills to overcome present day barriers to their happiness. They feel empowered to rewrite their story, and attain their goals. They share that they feel more connected to themselves and the desires of their soul/heart and begin to feel more fulfilled in their everyday lives.
"The stories we tell ourselves become our truth,
what we extract from each experience becomes our reality" - TDK
I wish you the best of luck with the process of finding a therapist you believe will be a good fit for you/your relationship. If you decide to allow me to support you during this time, I look forward to hearing from you.