In psychotherapy, you will find a place to share your life experiences, concerns, and worries, in a non-judgmental setting. A therapeutic relationship is not like having coffee with a trusted friend. The therapeutic relationship is unique, occurs in a professional environment, at a time that is set aside just for you — all in a completely confidential setting. In my opinion, a therapist is a compassionate companion / witness / teacher on your journey to accomplish your personal goals, and overcome the symptoms that are keeping you from living the life you want.
Psychotherapy is collaborative, a process.
Many times, you will feel relief at being able to talk about what is happening for you, and receiving the right kind of support. Sometimes it can also be painful as things that have been ignored come to the surface. Psychotherapy is not a quick fix, it takes time to heal no matter what the issue is — but in my personal experience, it is well worth it! As we work together and process your experiences, I encourage an open dialogue and for you to keep me informed about your progress, and what therapy is like for you.
My primary approach is body-centered, as traumatic memories are not only stored in the mind, but also in the body.
Somatic Experiencing ® is the primary modality I use, and more information can be found here. Secondly, I use cognitive and mindfulness-based, techniques. Finally, I may incorporate other therapeutic techniques as issues arise, and I will always discuss and obtain consent prior to introducing you to something new.
To schedule an appointment or speak with me first to discuss whether psychotherapy is right for you, please see below for the link to my contact page.