Choosing a therapist can feel daunting. Sometimes it happens at random when you receive referrals from insurance companies and search for anyone with an available opening matching your schedule. Sometimes you have the luxury of considering the best possible match. Below are some of the ideas that guide my therapy practice and help provide a taste of my therapeutic perspective.
First, I believe in hope. Yael Danieli defines it as “the possibility of future options.” One of my most important jobs as a therapist is to help clients create and nurture their hope. Or even for me to hold that hope for them as we share our journey.
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops — at all.” ~Emily Dickinson
I also believe that lasting change happens in small, incremental steps when clients are open to it; when people are willing to re-work the personal stories of their lives to envision them in new ways. Often folks are stuck telling themselves old, negative stories about why things never work or can never be different.
I engage with clients genuinely and with respect to assist them in shifting those negative self-stories, providing them both concrete strategies and a chance to be heard and understood. Everyone wants a place to feel connected and I try to offer one.
Finally, I believe therapy is about creating space inside ourselves. Viktor Frankl wrote that, “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds to help them identify the issues with which they need the most support. I see adults, children, couples and families in my practice. Please visit my Contact page if you are interested in services.