We are social creatures. No matter how independent or
self-sufficient you are, your connections to other people are vital to
your health and happiness. When you find yourself unable to connect in a
satisfying way, unable to stay connected or avoiding connection
altogether, you may be a good candidate for therapy.
We may talk about your past or your family of
origin relationships in order to understand more of what makes you who
you are today. Most often, we will be working in the "here-and-now,"
with thoughts, feelings and relational issues which are currently
creating challenges in your life. It is expected that you will reenact
many of your usual patterns in your relationship with me. My office then
becomes your rehearsal space for new ways of being and new ways of
relating to others.
We will start with an initial consultation. This is an
informal conversation where we briefly get to know each other, discuss
your reasons for seeking therapy, discuss scheduling and complete
paperwork. Just as it is important to find a mechanic familiar with your
make and model or a stylist who "gets" your hair, it is important to
find a therapist who is a good fit. If, after our initial consultation,
you choose to look elsewhere for therapy, I will be happy to provide
referrals to other mental health care providers.
I have made every effort to create an environment that is warm and
inviting. Please feel free to bring a favorite beverage, wear your most
comfortable clothing and make yourself at home.