The purpose of therapy is to move along the path from pain and the sense that things aren't working to an authentic and satisfying life.
Maybe this is your experience.
Studies have shown has shown that therapy can help with:
Still, you may not be sure if therapy could help you.
It can feel daunting to start a new relationship with a therapist and trust that it will bring the healing you are looking for.
I understand that it is a challenge to step over the threshold and make an appointment.
So I want you to know what you can expect when you choose to work with me.
My trust that the resources you need are within you and together, we can discover them.
Warmth and empathetic respect for your unique journey.
Focus on getting relief where you are experiencing pain.
A safe and confidential place where you can explore things that are difficult or confusing.
You might want to get a sense of who I am and see if my experience and skills are a good fit for you.
Helping individuals discover their sense of purpose and find fulfillment has been my calling for more than thirty years. I began as a minister in a congregation, then went back for more training, and am now a licensed clinical psychologist. Along the way I did work with Jungian analytical psychology and cognitive therapy based on mindfulness and brain-based research. Basically, that means I pay a lot of attention to dreams and imagination as part of the healing process.
I know we can change the habitual patterns of thinking that lead to painful outcomes like depression and anxiety. It takes careful attention to what those patterns are and how and when they occur, but with commitment and practice they do shift.
This can create an opening for healing and unexpected gifts to emerge. The purpose of therapy is to move along the path from pain and the sense that things aren't working to an authentic and satisfying life.
To schedule a consultation, please call me at 845.398.1174 or email me
Some other information you may find helpful:
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People who have worked with me describe what happens for them in the following ways: