"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
You want to bring your self into therapy
Therapy with me is about building connecion with your internal world, gaining trust in yourself (becoming more authentic) and sharing who you are to build meaningful and connected relationships. During our lives we tend to navigate around uncomfortable feelings which can create patterns which may keep us from experiencing the richness of life or the connection we crave with others. These patterns can also keep us from listening to our own inner wisdom and giving ourselves the love we deserve. The work I do with individuals looks at these patterns, and deconstructs them along with the thoughts that hold them in place. Sometimes we will need to work with trauma which is essential for shaking patterns for most people. I offer techniques and teach skills that will enable clients to share themselves, bring more meaning to relationships; including creating needed boundaries with others.
You want to bring your partner, spouse, lover, family member or friend into therapy
Couples counseling can be a profound way to have deeper insight into our patterns that keep us unfulfilled. Often the person we find ourself in partership with is the exact personality needed to unlock our most difficult issues. Because of this, we often act in ways with our partners that we would never act to others...or bring out an immature part of our partner. In couples counseling, I address the unmet needs that show up in relationship, initiate the process to untangle what is happening and support the couple to find the nourishment they need within themselves before turing to their partner. I use techniques that address communication habits that are no longer serving us. Couples therapy usually brings light to how our partner works which offers the opportunity for deeper compassion and appreciation for one another.
Therapy at a younger age can be a great idea for teenagers who show signs of unhappiness. Most of my career I have worked easily with troubled youth. Often having an understanding of developemental norms, and offering problem solving skill sets can work well with this population. Note that when I work with young people, it is imperative that I have at least monthly sessions also with the parent or caretaker. If you or your child is over 13 and is struggling emotionally, call me to see if we might be a good fit.
You want to bring yourself or your child who is age 13 or older into therapy
ZOOM or PHONE
When we cannot meet in person because you live far away or you are too busy to come in, I have found Skype or the phone to be just as effective as being in person. Really!
To make Skype video calls, you will need a relatively fast internet connection, a free Skype account, and a webcam. Most standard cable internet service these days is fast enough. A microphone is standard in most computers or webcams or you can choose to use a headset. I suggest trying out a video call with a friend first to iron out any technical issues. Sometimes Skype service can be slow or interrupted so it is necessary to have a phone nearby as a backup.
For Skype or phone sessions, payment should be made via PayPal. Please use the link on the contacts page. Please enter the date and time of your appointment to help keep the payments organized. Payments must be made more than 24 hours in advance to confirm your scheduled appointment. If no payment has been received 24 hours before your session, your session will be cancelled. I will send you an email notification if this happens.
You are too busy or too far away to come into the office
Our sessions will be completely confidential. I keep my files in a locked cabinet and will speak with no one about your treatment without your permission.