Hi. I'm glad you've stopped by. Odds are you're looking for a therapist and have some questions. I hope I can answer some of them here but feel free to call or write if you have more.
Over the years, there are a few things I've come to believe about therapy. First and foremost, yes, therapy really is all about you: Your story, your thoughts, your emotions, your journey through life and your vision for your future. My sole focus is understanding your experience in the world along with your goals and how I can help make those goals more accessible to you.
Second, no one, absolutely no one, walks into a therapist's office thinking: "Wow, I hope they're really good at piling on the guilt and shame. I just don't get enough judgy condemnation from other people, not to mention that annoying critic chattering away in the back of my mind." (Yes, just a metaphor.) Truth is, if you didn't have a conscience, you wouldn't be in therapy. You wouldn't even be reading this. So the last thing you need is a therapist who makes you feel worse than you already do. What you need is someone that understands and accepts you, even when you find yourself at odds with your own standards and values, even when you just mess up. Sometimes, for many different reasons, we let ourselves down. (Cause, well... humans.) We're complicated. Life is complicated and often very messy. We try but we just don't always do or say just the right thing at just the right time. So take a deep breath. Exhale. We'll figure it out.
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