Psychotherapy is a process of discovery through which client and therapist work collaboratively toward resolving issues and concerns. While my approach will be tailored specifically to your needs, I tend to borrow heavily from Relational Theory. According to this theory, our emotional well-being is contingent upon our having satisfying, reciprocal relationships. Relationships with others such as partners, friends, co-workers and children help to give our lives meaning. It is my belief that emotional distress results from maladaptive patterns of relating that occur when we are not honest with ourselves and, thus, not honest with others. Typically, these maladaptive relational patterns are learned early in life.
The symptoms associated with illnesses such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, etc, are often your body's way of signaling you that the need for change is in order. Together, you and I will work together to help you build a more honest, satisfying relationship with yourself which, in turn, will help you relate better with others.
One of the most important aspects of therapy -- at times more critical than specific techniques -- is the relationship between therapist and client. The first task of therapy is making sure you feel comfortable with your therapist or counselor. It is my opinion that the best way to find the right therapist for you is to schedule a face-to-face meeting with someone. It is likely that your intuition will be your guide in selecting the therapist or counselor who is the best fit for you. If you feel you could benefit from a personal consultation, please email or call me to schedule an appointment.