Featured Services Overview
Do you want to speak with someone who truly listens, engages with you, and can help you with ongoing struggles or conflicts?
Family can give advice when you’re not wanting it. Friends and partners may tire of hearing about your struggles.
Therapy is different. I’m a trained listener. We can take as long as you need to get to a better, happier place.
I counsel, educate and provide supportive therapy for adults who...
- have anxiety, worry or sadness that impacts their quality of living
- put others’ needs before their own (and later resent them for it)
- have issues from their past that affect their current relationships
- keep dating (or marrying) ‘the wrong person’
- want tools to help improve their relationships (either alone or with their partner)
- have pain related to trauma, difficulty parenting, or managing their moods and reactions to others
- need help maintaining their sobriety from alcohol and drugs
I can also help you...
- express your thoughts and feelings…even the ones you don’t like
- set and keep boundaries…learn to say ‘no’, and feel good about it
- minimize your reactions to what others say and do process and let go of a painful past
- establish your priorities and find time for yourself let go of the need to have things just right and be perfect
To learn more about how therapy and its ability to help you to form and maintain healthy relationships, heal from your past, increase your self-esteem and feel whole again, call or email me. I would like to help you move through these issues, and begin living the life you dreamed of having.
How Therapy Works
I’ll ask some questions, and will carefully listen to you and clarify the problems that are causing pain or trouble in your life. We’ll use the first few sessions getting to know one another--you expressing the help you are wanting, and my letting you know how therapy works to meet your goals. It may feel a little awkward sharing with a complete stranger. But, I will do my best to put you at ease. My office is warm and relaxing. Most clients are happily surprised that it feels like home.
I don’t want to keep you in therapy any longer than needed. We’ll establish short and long-term goals, and can revise them as we go along. I focus on achieving those goals in the best way possible. If you want faster, behavioral results, there is specific therapy for that. Or, if you want to “dig deeper” and process older, painful or confusing memories or situations, and take your time doing so, that is okay, as well.
Depending on your particular circumstances, we may meet...
~ in my office, where we’ll sit and talk, and/or create art to help you to get in touch with your feelings
~ outside. Walking helps those with depression, as it’s known to increase mood. It also helps lower social anxiety, as we’ll be out in the world (close to my office). Outdoors therapy is particularly helpful for people (especially teen boys) who cannot sit still. It also helps for people who have experienced trauma and who feel confined in a therapy room.
~ at your home. If you do not want to or cannot physically leave your home, I can provide in-home therapy.
~ online, via Skype. Although Skype is a free service, it is not always the best method for counseling sessions. It is a temporary substitute for our regular sessions if you are out of town, sick, but still want to talk to me, or unable to leave your home.
One of my goals is to make my services the most available for you to get the care you need.