Sometimes life seems overwhelming.
We're supposed to work or study. We're supposed to maintain healthy relationships with our families, maybe a partner or partners, and our friends--all of them, from every location in which we've lived. We're supposed to have interests, like skiing or cooking or listening to live music. We're supposed to exercise. And eat healthfully. And sleep seven to nine hours a night. Life demands a lot of us. It's hard to juggle it all. And sometimes, if we don't have it "all," then we feel like we should. That can be just as hard.
Therapy can help. It can help you. It can help everyone. Imagine how we would all benefit if we had someone to whom we could talk for an hour a week about whatever we wanted. And this someone would be on your side, reminding you what's important and what's just chatter to fill in the space or to misguide you. This someone would be here to guide you and support you--but also tell you what they observe and tell it to you for real. This is what a therapist can do.
My role as a therapist is to help you ask yourself the hard questions: the questions that provoke and intensify this possibility for you to change. You get to define who you are and how you want to approach your life. The therapist-client relationship is geared to heal, integrate, and develop a holistic self; the relationship is also important to provide a connection, a safe and inclusive space, and a collaborative partnership as you exercise courage to navigate the struggles in your life.
As a therapist, I will listen, and I will challenge you. I will ask you questions and present to you my observations as you create and revise your narrative. I am warm, grounded, and real. I request dedication, vulnerability, mindfulness, and most of all authenticity to assist you in increased awareness and ultimately wellness and health. Without your work, you cannot change.