Welcome to my website. I hope you find this space helpful and informative.
Seeking therapy may be difficult, foreign or intimidating. It is also an important step on the road to healing, showing courage, strength, and hope. Therapy is an exploratory journey. While the journey is yours, I will accompany you as you develop trust in the process, gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others, take more risks by trying new ways of approaching your world and those in it, and experience greater peace, equilibrium and satisfication. If you choose to do individual or couples therapy with me, you can expect me to be direct vs. passive. You will also experience coaching, intervening, teaching, modeling, and compassionate support as you do the work of individual and relationship transformation. I am an affirming and inclusive therapist, and consider myself sensitive to culture and diversity of lifestyles. I will do my very best to create a safe environment, one in which you can let down your guard and not be judged as you grapple with the struggles and challenges of life. After all, being human is messy, and that is true for all of us.
A word on my scheduling policy:
Therapy works best when there is consistency and predictability. For this reason, most of my clients are on a recurring (or “set”) appointment schedule, meeting the same day/time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Once we meet for an initial session, determine that the fit is good and settle on a specific day/time, this appointment slot will be reserved for you throughout the course of therapy.
There are situations that make it challenging to commit to a set appointment schedule. If this is your reality, there is the option to schedule appointments in “one off” time slots that open up when regularly scheduled clients are unable to make their appointment. This is not ideal, but for some, it is the only option. Because of the challenges involved in finding “one-off” openings, I only take a few clients at a time who cannot commit to a set appointment schedule.
The length of therapy depends on many factors, such as presenting problem, budget, and short-term vs. long-term need. We will work collaboratively to establish a timeline/duration for therapy that best suits your unique circumstances and presenting concerns.