Psychotherapy is helpful for specific issues and also for more general concerns about where your life is going. I believe in the mutuality between client and therapist, and thus work collaboratively and interactively. It is important that we spend some time building trust and getting to know one another, as our relationship is the foundation for our work together. People are wounded in relationship—therefore, it is in relationship that the healing happens. I am warm and supportive, and I also care enough about you to be real with you; so I will challenge beliefs, behaviors, and patterns that do not serve you.
Together, we will look at your current struggles and history, opening the door to your deeper thoughts, feelings, and wishes. By being brave enough to explore and confront yourself, including the dark and painful parts, you begin the journey of freeing yourself. We will uncover and work through unconscious and often destructive patterning via dreams, associations, and conversations that take place between us. The unconscious must be brought into consciousness to be metabolized, so that it no longer runs your life from behind the scenes. While therapy is at times painful and heavy, it is also a space for warmth, humor, and creativity.
In working with couples, I am grounded in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and particularly emphasize attachment patterns. Do you feel anxious each time you separate from your partner? Do you push your partner away when things get tense? The way we were wired as children profoundly influences our ways of connecting in romantic relationships. By working through the emotional content that underlies surface tensions, deep and lasting healing happens.
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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke