In my psychotherapy practice I offer a safe, supportive place for you to address whatever is keeping you from feeling fully alive. Together we will find your self-acceptance, your humanity, and your strengths. I believe that pain and struggles in life can be compared to being a clay pot in a kiln: it is horribly uncomfortable and you don’t know how long it will last. When you come out, however, you are your true colors, stronger than when you went in, waterproof and beautiful! I work with people on issues relating to parenting, marriage, divorce, and relationships.
With a deep belief that healing often happens in the context of relationships, the focus of my work is on helping people develop the skills they need to thrive in relationships and to discover things in themselves that may be preventing them from experiencing healthy intimacy and genuine connection with others. This can be done through individual counseling as well as couples or family therapy.
Rule #1: Dig Deep
In order to feel more joy, we must be able to face our fears and understand the ways we go “numb.” If you want to be able to laugh from deep inside your belly and feel love pouring out of you, you may have to dig deep and change patterns of how you talk to yourself and how you interact with others.
Rule #2: Live Imperfectly
My work with you will include accepting you as an imperfect person who is doing the best that you are able given your life history and your life skills. From there, we will work together on building new skills to manage stress, anxiety, anger, impatience and whatever else bugs you.