About My Clients
Choosing to try therapy is a difficult decision. But I think people reach out to me when they can no longer take the pain they are feeling. I help you put words to the pain you feel but don’t always know how to describe. It is important to me to provide you with a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental place where you will not only feel understood and cared about, but where you will also begin to feel better. I help my clients gain insight into themselves and their relationships.
My Background and Approach
I've received advanced training in relational and psychoanalytic approaches to therapy. This allows for us to work together on a level that is deeper and more rich. A good therapy can help with specific problems, but it can also broadly affect one's life in positive and unexpected ways. My goal with all of my clients is to help them come to a better understanding and acceptance of themselves. And I work to help my clients experience healing that feels lasting and profound. I've always been drawn to questions of meaning and purpose in life. Specifically, I've been interested in (through training and research) how people experience - or fail to experience - their lives as meaningful and satisfying. I bring this mindset to therapy, and ultimately want for my clients to live a life that feels personally meaningful and vibrant - a life that feels worth living.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I strongly believe that far too many people are suffering alone. I believe that too much shame and guilt come along with mental health difficulties, and we as a society can do a far better job at understanding and supporting those who are struggling. Because of these beliefs, I have been a volunteer for a suicide hotline, free psychotherapy clinics, and free substance abuse clinics. The pain felt in mental illness is enough on its own without adding to it the pain of feeling like no one understands you, or is there to support you.