How I Work
I always say that I am a therapist who believes the past matters, because the past impacts the present, and I believe that there is always a reason for behaviors, emotions, and reactions. I practice primarily from a psychodynamic framework that focuses on treating the root of the problem rather than just symptoms.
Research shows that a positive relationship is at the core of what makes therapy successful, so I focus on creating a safe and supportive therapy experience where you will be able to express yourself without worrying about how you will be perceived. I have experienced that when people feel understood, seen, and accepted, they are empowered to make the changes that they believe will improve their relationships and quality of life.
It takes courage to come to therapy, and I am honored to be trusted to be a part of your process of healing. In sessions, I will both listen and give feedback. Because many of the people I work with have been in situations where they didn’t have control, or control was taken from them, I believe it is important that they have a sense of control in the therapy session. I will not tell you what to do, but will help you identify the decisions and choices that you feel are right for you. I will acknowledge that your experiences and feelings are valid, and will attune to you so I can better understand you and respond to you in a way that feels helpful.