It is not unusual for people to seek therapy because they’re not feeling like themselves, but aren’t sure why.
Who are my clients?
I work with individuals, couples and families. Most of them are everyday people like you; they are your friends, neighbors, co-workers. Quite often, those individuals who come to see me are going through a difficult time in their lives and are experiencing upsetting thoughts and painful feelings such as loss, sadness or anger, that leave them physically and emotionally drained.
Sometimes, a person will come in of out concern that he/she isn’t feeling anything at all. Some clients may be finding it difficult to adjust to major changes in their lives while others are having problems in their relationships with their partners, children or extended family. In other cases, a client is struggling with unresolved issues from the past that interfere with his/her ability to enjoy the present.
I have treated many people faced with a wide variety of challenges including:
- chronic or situational depression
- mild to severe anxiety disorders
- panic attacks
- childhood trauma (physical and/or emotional abuse or neglect)
- ACOA (Adult Child of an Alcoholic/Substance Abuser) issues
- relapse prevention
- relationship problems
- procrastination and motivational difficulties
- workplace stress
Why Work With Me?
Life transitions ( marriage, birth, divorce, empty nest, death of a loved one), challenging family situations or powerful, unresolved events from the past can trigger painful emotional states and relationship problems. I will help you find relief from the impact of these experiences in a safe, supportive environment.
I am interested in the well being of each of my clients, and you will find that I am an engaged listener. I respect the courage of each person who calls to make that first appointment and then shows up at my office, not knowing quite what to expect. It’s not an easy thing to do, to share very personal information with someone new.
I believe that the first session is the starting point for developing a trusting relationship with my clients and that this trust is the foundation upon which progress in therapy is built. It is crucial that you feel safe sitting in your therapist’s office and get the sense that he/she believes that, over time, there is hope that you can feel better (more peaceful, like your old self?), find more satisfaction in your relationships and enjoy your life.