It can be challenging to find the right therapist, someone you feel comfortable talking to about difficult things. To help you consider whether we would be a good fit for each other, I’ll share a bit about myself and my practice.
One of the things I’ve come to value the most in life is great, honest conversation. It’s freeing to share about things we’re struggling with, and to be truly heard without judgment. In every session, I aim to give this opportunity to my clients.
My Approach to Therapy
I use a number of therapeutic approaches, all of which consider the whole person and recognize the impact of their closest relationships. This tradition is known broadly as family therapy or systemic therapy. We look at common mental health concerns through a broader lens, considering the impact of close relationships and larger cultural forces on a person’s well-being.
Most often, I follow the tradition of Virginia Satir, who inspired a model known as Transformational Systemic Therapy. She was known for her warmth, and for helping her clients to find a sense of harmony between their internal world and outward expression. She recognized that mental health issues arise when people have low self-worth, suppress their emotions, and live in relationships where honest communication is missing.
I serve individuals, couples, and families from a diversity of cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, as well as those with a spectrum of gender and sexual identities.