The Process

“Everything we need is within us … we must know what motives inspire our struggle, and we must begin with ourselves, every day anew … I do believe that it is possible to create … by simply molding one’s inner life.” — Etty Hillesum

The process:

You and I will sit together and explore the concerns that have brought you to therapy. As I begin to understand your unique life experiences, your individual strengths and struggles, I will suggest a treatment direction which addresses your physical, emotional, and social well-being. The goals of our work will be well-defined and we will have a clear sense of what progress will look like. If you are coming in with your partner or family, there may be points during the process where I will meet individually with each of you to facilitate the common goals identified in our initial sessions.

Depending on your reason for coming in, approaches may vary from traditional talk therapies to more somatic or experiential techniques. Whether I’m incorporating mindfulness training, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or gestalt techniques, we will find a balance between looking into the past and working actively in the here-and-now. Other treatment approaches may include relational and attachment-based therapy, skills training, and solution-focused brief therapy. Evidence-based techniques are applied to conditions for which research has shown them to be effective. If there are other services that might benefit you in addition to therapy, such as a medical or medication evaluation, I will provide you with referrals to get you the help you need.

Call or email to set up a free and confidential 20-minute session to see if I am the right fit for you.