YOU HAVE ONE FREEDOM THAT NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY FROM YOU,
YOUR ABILITY TO CHOOSE WHAT ATTITUDE YOU WILL TAKE TOWARDS ANY SITUATION.
This learning was articulated by Victor Frankl, M.D., Ph.D., a concentration camp survivor after 3 years in Auschwitz. When everything was taken away, he saw with clarity, this simple and powerful truth of human experience
I am a psychotherapist who uses short-term cognitive/behavioral therapy and psychodynamic principles to work with you on creating the life you want. I work with people individually, in couples and in groups.
I tend to be very practical and grounded. I help people listen to their deepest selves and find ways to be a stand for themselves. That means learning to be in communication and in action. I am not a therapist who will only listen to you and support you. I will challenge you to go after what you want to create in your life. I have learned how to be gentle but direct, supportive but challenging. I have walked the walk and know what it is like to be in your shoes. I try always to be as compassionate as I can and I encourage my clients to let me know if they don’t feel understood and validated. Therapy for individuals, couples and groups should be a safe place where you can be yourself.
I generally don’t believe that there are mistakes. Most of the time we do the best we can and given who we were at the time, what we did was what we felt we had to do. It is easy to look back when you are older, wiser and not under the same stress and second guess yourself, to wish you had made a different choice. You didn’t and that is what you have to live with and go on. I work with people to have self- compassion, the key to healing.
Since most of life takes place in relationship, I work with people on their communication skills, self-esteem, setting boundaries and enjoying physical intimacy.
With couples, I use the Gottman Sound Relationship House as the paradigm for understanding long-term committed relationships. We work on building and restoring friendship, mastering constructive conflict and identifying shared goals and meaning as well as life dreams.
One of my major interests and skills is working with individuals who want to explore their psychological, emotional, relationship and spiritual dimensions for their own learning and enrichment. I see this kind of inner journey as a gift they give themselves.
If you want more in your life or you want greater freedom to be your best self, call me and let’s talk. I believe in always talking to a new client to see if I think I can provide what they are looking for. There is no charge for this brief phone consultation.
Please call or email me for an individual or couple consultation today.