Whether online or in-office individual psychotherapy, in our first few sessions, I want to hear the story of your life so that I can come to know you and the pain you're experiencing. We'll talk about your strengths and goals. I want to know your hopes and dreams. We'll decide together what works best for you and progress at a pace that best suits your needs and comfort level.
You don't need to have a "mental illness" or "mental disorder" for psychotherapy to help you improve your life. You might need to blow off some steam with someone who really hears. Sometimes you just need a safe place to cry. The people around you don't understand what you're going through, and you may not want them to know how hurt you feel.
A Place of Hope
Imagine what your life will be like as you improve. As you're feeling better, I wonder what types of things your family and friends will notice changing about you? What will they see in you that tell them that you're feeling happier?
We'll work together to help you to understand your emotions and behaviors, explore your distress and problems, gain a sense of control and meaning in your life, as well as learn healthy coping and problem-solving skills. We will explore the many meaningful parts of your history and present life to bring you to a stronger, healthier sense of self.
My treatment is tailored to your unique needs. For some, a more free-flowing approach provides the most relief while others benefit most from a structured, directive approach to achieve their goals. Most common, a combination of approaches provide a most relief. Together, we'll explore the best way for you to build a bigger, more colorful life.