Goals

Goals of psychotherapy are unique to the individual and may be short-term or long-term but often involve:

  • Learning practical strategies to manage anxiety or distress.
  • Uncovering unconscious conditioning that drives negative thoughts and behavior.
  • Experiencing and expressing emotions while not being overtaken by them.
  • Communicating in authentic ways.
  • Expanding the capacity to manage and transform painful memories, crises, and hardships that inevitably arise in one’s lifetime. 
  • Clarifying and deepening the connection to what is most important and meaningful to one’s self.
  • Gaining greater alignment and connection within one’s relationships.
  • Developing compassion and empathy for the limitations of one’s self and others.

Issues

People engage in psychotherapy for a variety of reasons that may be due to crises, diminished functioning, or wanting to gain greater clarity, purpose, and meaning.  Specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Gaining meaning and purpose
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Women’s issues
  • Existential concerns

Approach

My approach to psychotherapy is integrative and client-centered.  It involves assessing individual’s ways of processing information and making meaning out of one’s life.  I work with the client’s unique perspectives, strengths, values, and meaning in life to help navigate and transform the challenges, obstacles, and crises that may be arising.  I integrate a wide variety of approaches, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Client-centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Integral Therapy
  • Mindfulness approaches       
  • Transpersonal approaches