"How come I keep sabotaging relationships and, more importantly, how can I stop?”
“Why do our little arguments over nothing always end up turning into big deals?”
"Why do I feel so empty? What is the meaning in my life? Where is my passion?"
“Even though I have past successes, how come I keep fearing I’m not good enough or that something bad is going to happen?”
“Can I stop feeling so tired and irritable?”
“How do I let go of the past so I can be more free to live in today?”
To perform at your best, despite everyday life stresses
To feel more satisfied in relationships
To enjoy life more and avoid burn out
To feel confident and less worried
To improve your physical health by increasing your mental resilience
To develop healthier, more effective patterns of thinking, feeling, talking, and acting
To feel supported while you deal with major life changing experiences
To discuss sensitive matters with a trained, experienced, and impartial third party
Often I am asked if it is okay to pursue therapy from a psychologist for "minor" problems versus mental health conditions. In a similar vein, people often reveal to me their shame for pursuing therapy. They ask if they "need" therapy and whether receiving therapy means they are "weak." These are all common misconceptions.
I believe people who go to therapy are showing strength in many different ways: (1) commitment to continue to grow in life, (2) willingness to change, (3) openness to seeing themselves from a different perspective. Descriptors like "need" or "weak" are unfair. Instead, please consider that you are brave for engaging in this work.
My therapeutic experience, philosophy, and areas of interest make me an excellent match for people who may have concern about being judged for pursuing therapy when they know their lives are already highly privileged: