The process of psychotherapy involves the exploration of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors with the goal of developing a strategy to change what is not working for you in your life. The path to real change comes through understanding yourself and becoming aware of how your actions, which are determined by the thoughts in which you believe, impact yourself and others. It takes strength and humility to know when you need help. Even if you experience fear, remember that courage is not the absence of fear but it is the decision to face those fears, work through them and conquer them.
When you are in the midst of a problem it may seem overwhelming or impossible to resolve. Talking to friends and family can be helpful but sometimes it is not enough. I can guide you toward a deeper capacity for self-compassion, devoid of self-judgment and self-criticism so that you can attain what your heart truly desires. I provide a warm, compassionate, empathic, caring and accepting environment in which I can help you transform life-long self-defeating patterns so that you can discover who you truly are, and what you really feel and want.
In my practice, I help people connect with their innate wisdom and emotional intelligence to discover within themselves the means to reach more integrated, satisfying and productive lives. I address issues of stress related to money, life transitions, jobs and careers, and the management of difficult feelings such as shame, guilt, loneliness, anger, and fear.
My therapeutic orientation is eclectic, adapting to the needs of each individual. I am experienced in psychodynamic, humanistic and existential approaches to psychotherapy and psychological counseling, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Therapy, and Inner Child Analytical Psychotherapy.
I work with older teenagers, adults and seniors who suffer from depression, anxiety, loss or grief, relationship conflicts, emotional adjustment, and from conditions related to mood, personality and thinking.