Who I Work With
Anyone can get help from therapy but not every therapist is right for you. It is important that you find the right fit with a therapist. Many of the people I work with are young to middle aged professionals who are in someway dissatisfied with their professional or personal lives. You might be able to identify the issue you are having but don't know how to get past it. Maybe the issue is more elusive and you need help identifying and working through it. Perhaps there has been an event or series of events from the near or distant past that have caused so much disruption that your sense of self has been lost. These are all reasons to get help.
I treat people with varying forms of depression, anxiety, substance abuse problems, and relationship issues. While these struggles share commonalities, they are nuanced and specific to the individual. These symptoms are always experienced within the context of one’s own unique personality and relationships. These dynamics can be understood and worked through in relation to another person who offers an objective, heartfelt, professional perspective.
How Therapy Works
Problems and the way we relate to problems are different things. We judge ourselves for feeling a certain way or for having certain thoughts and behaviors. These judgments can eventually become part of the problem. When we are in distress, the issue at hand feels right on top of us, or in us, like it is stuck to us. We need space from it. We need understanding, context, and room to breath so that we are not so identified with the issue itself.
When anxiety is diminished, thoughts are clearer and the process of knowing oneself can unfold. New ways of relating to the world and oneself become possible. Resilience is built and the self is restored.
The therapy hour is a time for you to come to know yourself in relationship to another. Whether familial, friendly, romantic, or professional, we are constantly in relationship with those around us. Using a contemporary relational psychoanalytic framework, my work focuses on illuminating how we experience these various types of relationships while growing in a new relationship to ourselves.
Beginning the Process
If you want to schedule an appointment or just have questions, feel free to call, text, or email. Let me know a number and time to reach you for a FREE 15 minute conversation. This way we can learn a little bit about each other and determine the appropriate next step.