How I Work with Adults
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. You may have an identified problem, situation, or symptom which requires a short-term focus to be resolved. Perhaps it’s a long standing difficulty, pattern of behavior, or chronic struggle that needs to be addressed.
Maybe you’re getting in your own way with self-defeating or self-destructive behaviors. You may know something is wrong or not working in your life, but don’t know how to fix it yourself. You may be suffering from anxiety or depression. You may just not be living the life you want.
Therapy can be transformative.
When you explore yourself self and the recurring themes in your life within a trusting therapeutic relationship it can help you understand your needs, motives and hopes at a deeper level than you can do on your own.
Self-reflection promotes healing, increased self-confidence and the ability to create new patterns in life and relationships.
Ultimately therapy is about changing thoughts, feelings, and/or behavior. I incorporate cognitive techniques to identify maladaptive thoughts and apply principles of behavioral change.
People who have experienced significant pain in their lives can stop suffering and grow from their experience. The goal is to help you create the kind of life you want but may not have thought possible before.
Problems I Treat
(If you don’t see something listed, feel free to contact me):
Break-ups with a significant other
Building satisfying relationships/friendships
Chronic medical problems
College adjustment and successful launching
Depression: Single episode, chronic unhappiness, Bipolar Affective Disorder
Illness and chronic medical problems
Infertility and adoption
Life and family transitions such as moves, empty nest
Loss and grief
Low self-esteem or poor self-image
Parenting struggles including effective parenting, single parenting, co-parenting
Relationship difficulties: couples, parent-child
Stress reduction and stress-induced symptoms
Self-confidence and self-image
Trauma: either traumatic event or daily mini-trauma
Work problems, underachieving