Therapy with Flexibility

Because every individual is different…
I work differently with every individual.

My approach:
We’ll spend the first session or two to explore your reasons for seeking therapy, and then develop a plan together for how to best help you.

​I can help with:
Anxiety, stress, anger management, depression, relationships, cultural adjustments, work issues, grief

​I have specialized training in:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    When you better understand the connections between thoughts, emotions, and actions, you can begin to change them for good.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    Rather than fighting, avoiding, or suppressing difficult emotions, you can learn to let them go and carry on with the life you want.
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    By exploring the unconscious processes that influence our behavior, we can work through underlying issues at their root.
  • Positive Psychology
    Instead of dwelling on problems and difficulties, you can shift from surviving to thriving with a focus on strengths and growth. 
  • Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)
    Deepen your relationships by identifying problem ownership and communicating effectively to resolve conflicts and fulfill needs.

What to Expect when Looking for a Psychotherapist

Here’s a little about my approach to therapy, so you’ll have some idea what to expect if you schedule a session with me.

First and foremost, our sessions will be a safe space to talk. Initially, I love to ask questions to get to know you and figure out the best way to help. We’ll work together as a team on two levels at the same time; to understand the causes of what’s bothering you, and to share practical tools to manage that.

Change takes time, and we will always go at your pace. Yet, it may be unrealistic to expect a quick fix. What you’re likely to get out depends quite a bit on how much you can put in. It’s best if we can meet on a weekly basis for the first few sessions. We can always discuss our progress at any time.  

As you’ve probably experienced, when someone else tells us what to do, we tend to resist or ignore their advice no matter how well intended. So, my role will be to guide and support you to figure out things as much as possible for yourself. This means I will often hold back from specific advice or direct answers, while we will continue to work together as a team. I believe solutions for yourself will likely help the most when they are generated from yourself (of course, with my help and input throughout the process).

I will sometimes ask you to try brief experiments or exercises during our sessions. If you can engage in these with an attitude of curiosity and willingness to “give it a try” that’s helpful. I have many ways to help, so if one thing doesn’t click, we can always rewind and try something else that might work better.

If I ever say something that you don’t agree with, or maybe even don’t like, please don’t be afraid to speak up so that we can talk about it. You’re in charge of this experience. So, please let me know at any time if you have questions or concerns. I welcome the opportunity to work together with you.