Why do people go to therapy?
You may wonder if you really need therapy. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term or long-term, and can be focused on a current situation or include deeper work around issues that are preventing you from feeling happy. I see clients who are thinking about big transitions in life, are working through friendship or romantic issues, feel they are frozen in their lives, or find that they often take actions that prevent them from feeling satisfied. I don't believe that therapy is about fixing you. I do think it is about helping you to understand actions and options so that you have a choice to make changes that feel right for you.
My goal is to help you feel comfortable in your relationship with yourself. While we can't change difficult situations from the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By working together, we can unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
It is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
Who do I work with?
I enjoy working with adults and couples in their 20s and 30s. My clients are faced with relationship changes from grief, moving, changing careers, divorce, the challenges that come with creating a family, and the identity shifts that occur as we get older.
Do I need medication?
Medication can be very effective depending on your issues. With that being said, I do not view medication as a first line of defense. Many issues can be addressed through talk therapy without the need for pharmaceuticals. If we decide together that you should be evaluated for medication, I will refer you to an outside professional who specializes in pharmaceutical therapy.