This is your life, you get to choose how you live it.
Therapy is a way to dedicate specific time and focus toward the life you want with expert help and guidance.
Can you go it alone? Of course! But, honestly, has that been working for you? How much longer do you want to wait while you try and figure it out alone? What will it cost you to continue to throw darts into the dark of your future?
This isn’t about convincing you into therapy, though in general it helps. It is about helping you understand that you can accomplish your goals; it doesn’t have to take a lifetime, and you don’t have to do it alone. You wouldn’t pull your own tooth or set your own bone, so why go it alone when it comes to your thoughts and feelings?
Your therapist is here to help you discover yourself, learn the skills you need to reclaim control of your life, and support you along the way. This isn’t about some cookie-cutter way of telling you to live or just sitting and listening to you in hopes you’ll feel better once you vent. You have friends for that.
Therapy is about identifying your specific needs, creating goals for meeting those needs, and giving you targeted feedback and skills to get there.
While I can’t promise results (because you must be willing to do the work consistently over time), I am committed to supporting you, teaching you and giving you honest feedback and direction along the way.
If you’re willing to challenge yourself so that you can improve your life, then this is the place for you.
I’ve been practicing as a therapist since 2007 when I realized that therapy was the meeting point of my love of knowledge and passion for relationships.
Completing a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, I felt like I now had the education I needed but wasn’t well equipped with how to help people make changes in their life. As a result, I also became a certified coach through the Robbins-Madanes Training Center. As a therapist and a coach, I can focus on helping, listening, and supporting, as well as teaching, modeling, and action-based services. I call this “being an active therapist.”
As an active therapist, I am listening to your concerns, working with you to understand your specific situation, and collaborating with you on specific solutions in each session. No two people are created alike; thus no two solutions should be exactly the same either.
Educated professionals who love knowledge and seek to understand themselves on a deeper level are often drawn to my work; as well as, results-driven professionals who are committed to the outcome (overcoming fear) more than they are worried about any potential discomfort that outcome may require.
In session, our work is collaborative; when appropriate I will adjust my style to fit your needs. I believe that it’s not how fast you grow or change that matters, but that you do so at a pace that meets your expectations. I will challenge you and push you when I believe it’s in your best interest, but it is always your decision on how fast we move.
I often recommend exercises in between sessions to support continual growth. Sustainable progress in therapy comes down to one single tenant.
Those who are willing to do work outside of session are more likely to make progress faster and sustain it longer than those who don’t. You can only have lasting growth if you are able to understand the problem and then be willing to act on the solution. At the end of the day, you will get out of the therapeutic experience what you put into it.
I’m here because I believe in growth, change, and your power to create a drastically different life than the one you’re living now–not by changing who you are, but by embracing it. I’ve seen it happen many times and I believe it can happen for you too.
If you’re considering treatment and would like to learn more about how my style applies to you, give me a call for your FREE 20-Minute consultation 619.377.7077. If you reach my voicemail, please leave a message; your phone call will be returned as soon as possible.