Sometimes it can be difficult pinpoint exactly what you are feeling, or if a specific event or situation has triggered a particular emotion, or a combination of emotions.
I can help you if you are feeling:
- anxious or overly worried
- sad or lonely
- confused about your options or next steps
Your sessions with me will help you feel empowered to take control and make the changes that you desire in order to feel better. In counseling, you will be able to tell your story, develop insight into your patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving, do some reality checking, and find workable solutions to problems.
I will create a safe, healing, environment so you feel comfortable to discuss your issues and make progress.
My approach combines the Psychodynamic theory with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The Psychodynamic approach is based on the belief that your childhood experiences affect your adult life and may keep you stuck in patterns that no longer work for you. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that the way we feel and behave is influenced by our perception and interpretation of events. As you develop insight into your patterns and perceptions, it becomes easier to make the changes that support your goals.
You may feel some clarity and initial relief of symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, even after the first session.