Philosophy

Philosophy

Often life can be overwhelming and busy, and we rarely have a moment, let alone a sustained period of time, to reflect on our own needs and emotions. However, when we allow ourselves that opportunity, we are able to gain strength, growth, and fulfillment in our lives.

The foundation of my approach to therapy is to provide a warm and safe environment where you feel comfortable to discuss difficult aspects of your life. Understanding our relationships and how we view ourselves becoming truer to ourselves are important in finding contentment and satisfaction in our lives. However, we often engage in patterns that, while once adaptive, are no longer helpful and prevent us from engaging fully in our lives. Many of the struggles we experience, such as relationship problems, depression, stress, anxiety, etc. come when we are not able to be real or authentic in our relationships with others or even ourselves. In addition, infertility can create a great deal of stress and negative emotions as well.

However, just gaining understanding is often not enough to promote lasting change. Most people come into therapy with painful negative emotions that they are either overwhelmed by or trying very hard to ignore and deny. My focus is on helping clients learn to recognize and experience their emotions and to see emotions as a natural, and even useful, part of the human experience.
I do this by providing a supportive and safe relationship where we can work collaboratively to discover yourself more deeply, improve your relationship with others, experience a new way of being, and empower you to make the changes you want in your life.

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