We go through periods of our lives where we begin to feel and think differently. What we once assumed would always be true, changes. Perhaps, we just do not feel like ourselves. A variety of things can initiate these changes in how we feel. Our marriage may not be working. Someone may leave a relationship. We may lose our job. Our child may be making dangerous choices. Someone we love may be drinking too much.
The key is how you cope with these changes.
For over two decades, I have been assisting others in navigating these changes.
I provide an environment that is accepting, non-judgmental, and inclusive; where you can talk about what matters most. Your privacy is always my highest priority. It is also important to me that you feel respected, empowered, and valuable in my presence. Often people finish their appointments feeling relieved.
Yet what is most important to me is the time you are not in my office. If you come in once a week, how you are feeling and thinking the 167 hours we are not together is essential. In this way, you are not dependent on me to feel better.
My practice is a place where you can ask me questions and I will share my thoughts with you. You can decide if what I am saying is of value for your particular situation. I not only intend to listen with empathy, but I will offer you suggestions to navigate the challenges you are facing.
You will have the opportunity to learn the skills to calm yourself down, whether you are angry, sad, or afraid. We will work together to help you heal at the deepest level, getting to the root of the problem. My goal is to always assist clients to achieve a level of healing that is as complete as possible.
Further, with me you can learn how to change the way your brain is working, so you think and feel more like your adult self. My intention is that you walk away able to navigate change differently for the rest of your life. For example, if you get angry with your child, you can learn to quickly regain your emotional neutrality and respond to the situation with mindful clarity.
Counseling and psychotherapy can be a great opportunity. I think the bravest and healthiest people are willing to submit themselves to the process of psychotherapy. Much good can come from it.
When we suffer in silence, we are unable to see many things. Professional counseling and psychotherapy give us a chance to examine ourselves in a new way.
Moreover, modern psychotherapy can provide us with lasting change. The brain has neural-plasticity, meaning it can change. Our patterns may seem impossible to change. Yet change is possible.