We cannot change what happens to us, but we absolutely can change how we experience and respond to it. We all develop survival strategies to cope with the problems we have in life, but sometimes these strategies do not serve us well, or they end up harming our relationships. If you feel stuck: bogged down by thoughts and feelings that cause you to suffer, or trapped in an unhealthy relationship dynamic with a partner or family member, do not lose hope. I would appreciate the chance to work with you and want to share my philosophy of practice.
I believe in aligning myself with a client and forming a genuine relationship based on respect. I will focus on your strengths and what is working in your life now. We will then explore together the options before you as you cope with life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship problems or addictions. My focus will be to help you solve problems, to think carefully about your life and the choices you face and provide you with a sounding board as you evaluate your options for change.
I have worked as a therapist for over 10 years. My approach draws on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training.
I have both professional and life experience in dealing with caregiving issues. I have worked with families coping with chronic illness in a loved one, whether that be the onset of Alzheimer’s, cancer or serious mental illness. I also understand the particular challenges of those raising children and caring for elderly relatives at the same time.
I welcome the opportunity to work with you.