I truly believe that the extent to which we feel and experience deep pain has a counter-extent to which we can feel great joy in our lives! I see my work as a therapist is creating a space that allows you to feel those hard feelings, but seek to find areas of joy in your life. Therapy asks us to be honest about the spaces that we have come from and to dream, believe, and desire new spaces to travel. I view my job as a therapist is to help build the space for the journey to move forward.
I work from a framework of Psychodynamics, meaning that I believe the relational issues that are impacting our lives are also present in our therapy sessions and through our relationship we can find ways to improve our other relationships. I also draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), finding that components of these works can help activate change within our lives. I believe that, for many, CBT and DBT can be helpful to initiate change, and I thusly also draw from Family Systems. Many of us find ourselves falling into old patterns/behaviors that come from our families of origin. Much of the work we need to do to be successful in our personal growth is learning how to challenge and reform the patterns that are impacting us. I work with teens and their families as well as adults and couples. To get a good sense if I might be a fit for you and your situation, please reach out and we can schedule a 15 minute phone call.