My passion is helping individuals discover new and creative ways to overcome and better cope with their unique challenges. I want to help you examine your inner thoughts and feelings by providing you with insight and understanding into your experiences. I believe by creating a safe, warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment this and much more is possible.
I have an eclectic yet practical psycho-dynamic approach to therapy. I combine person centered and cognitive behavior therapy strategies with mindfulness training and psycho-educational intervention. The specific way in which we work will be determined by your unique challenges. I believe it all begins with radical acceptance. A safe place can provide you with the freedom to address your current struggles and long standing patterns of unhealthy thinking and behavior that steal your peace.
In short, I believe that all people have the potential to shine and be lifted out of some of the darkest places, from grief, to depression, to post-traumatic stress; there is a hope and a way. We can become swallowed by fear and crippled by the past and feel powerless in the present. Many difficult situations and experiences can manifest in our lives in the form of depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, low self-esteem and toxic relationships. I believe when perceptions are challenged, and you examine all factors which contribute to your behaviors and thoughts is when change can happen and happiness begins.