You may be faced with a challenge like divorce, illness, or loss. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, worried, or dissatisfied with your life. Therapy can help. Maybe you see yourself repeating old destructive patterns, getting lost in negative feelings, or having trouble with relationships; whatever it is, we'll work with you to create an engaged, happy, and meaningful life.
Our approach to psychotherapy, while helping you address specific problems and symptoms, works with the whole person and your inner experience. We focus on emotions, helping you to identify and express them constructively while learning how to use them to better understand who you are and what you need. Our work is experiential. It focuses on tracking, moment by moment, your feelings, thoughts and behaviors, leading to an increased capacity to connect with yourself and others. As you become more present, new experiences and previously avoided emotions emerge. Exploring these, with our guidance, will lead to more self-awareness and self-acceptance, necessary ingredients for change. We also explore the influence of your childhood in order to identify the recurring themes and patterns that affect your experience of yourself and your relationships. These past influences can affect the way you live in the present, and often block having a richer, more satisfying life.
We are active participants in the therapy process, engaged in building a safe, lively relationship with you. We educate you about the therapy process, help you maintain a focus, and guide you toward the changes you desire. Through 30 years of experience we have integrated several approaches to therapy, using them to address your unique needs and goals.