It takes courage to seek help and taking this first step shows a desire and ability for change. Often, the process of psychotherapy can be more meaningful than the content – what we talk about. Therapy is a dynamic process that plays out in the context of the therapeutic relationship.
Helping my clients reduce their symptoms is my primary goal. In addition to symptom relief, I strive to support clients with increasing self-awareness, gaining deeper insight, and understanding how they make meaning in their lives.
Through truthful discussion, I honor the lived experience of who I’m working with. There’s an emphasis on our human capacity for choice and responsibility – people have more choices than they realize. By focusing on the immediate experience, we can identify limitations (roadblocks, hurdles, etc.) and explore freedoms.
We will ultimately work together to maintain healthier patterns of being in the world. When engaged in psychotherapy, many people notice an increase in self-esteem, a boost in coping, and an improvement in their communication style, all leading to more satisfying relationships.