Whether you want to improve relationships, heal from past painful life events, or be more successful at work, it is my role to decrease distress and guide you in your journey to happiness. I have a wellness oriented approach to therapy. I encourage positive changes to help you make real progress in improving your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
My goal as a therapist is to understand and support you as well as gently challenge you to explore your self and your perceptions. I will work with you to improve areas of your life where you want to see change and empower you to recognize your strength and potential.
My training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which explores how our thoughts and perceptions shape our emotional reaction to those thoughts which, in turn, compels us to behave in a certain way. One of the goals of CBT is to identify negative thoughts and reframe them in a positive way to alleviate negative emotions, and to lead us to productive behavior patterns.
While the focus is primarily on the present, understanding the influence of past experience can be an important part of the process. We will work together to explore areas of concern and identify ways to manage life's difficulties more effectively.
As rewarding as working with a therapist can be, choosing one is a daunting task. The therapist you choose should be warm and accepting of you as well as inspiring and persistent. The most important element of this journey towards success is the rapport between you and your therapist.
The best way to choose the right person is to trust your judgment which is why I encourage you to contact me by phone for a 15 minute complementary session to see if you feel comfortable and determine if you think we are a good fit.