Approach to Therapy
I work within a collaborative, interpersonal, psychodynamic framework to help you understand the conscious and unconscious patterns throughout your life and how they may impact your current relationships and your relationship with me. I often integrate cognitive-behavioral techniques, neurobiology, and attachment theory to address specific concerns in your life.
Benefits of Therapy
Individuals, couples, and families see numerous and varied benefits from psychotherapy. In general, studies have shown that about 75% of people who seek psychotherapy show some benefit. People in my practice have reported improvements including: increased self-esteem, more self-confidence, reduced depression, anger, and anxiety, better sleep, increased concentration, reductions in unhealthy behaviors, improved relationships, better communication, and expanded self-awareness and self-understanding. Additionally, many have learned improved communication skills, anger management techniques, relaxation methods, and positive self-talk.
Our first session will be an opportunity for us to explore the issues and concerns in your life, what factors are related to these concerns, and what you are hoping to get from therapy. I use this time to think deeply with you about what is happening in your life; I am also likely to suggest community resources for additional supports (e.g.; bloodwork, outside support groups, things to read) at this time. This is a time for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you to work with. If you would like more information about my policies, please see Policies and Procedures.