My Philosophy

Irvin Yalom says, “It is the relationship that heals,” and I couldn’t agree more. 

We all have the potential to lead a life that brings us joy and satisfaction. We all have an inner strength that allows us to change and grow. A therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and non-judgement can bring that strength to its rightful place in our lives, improving the quality of our lives and relationships, especially our relationship to the self.

I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative process between the therapist and the client that cannot take a one-size-fits-all approach, as each client brings a unique experience to therapy.

I utilize a humanistic, existential framework as the basis for my therapeutic work, which centers on the individual, rather than on their symptoms. I take a non-pathologizing approach because I believe we all have the potential and inner strength to change, heal, and grow, no matter how adverse the circumstances that brought us here. 

There are also generational, environmental, social, and cultural factors that impact our day-to-day lives and decisions, and I believe it’s important to consider these factors throughout the therapeutic process. In our society, we are confronted with stress, frustration, and at times, feelings of despair. Most of us are simply trying to do the best we can with the tools we have available. While learning, healing, and growing can be difficult even in the best circumstances, we can make the process easier by understanding our wants and needs and developing the skills that will help us to better express and meet them. When we begin to understand ourselves and our ways of thinking and acting as a part of a larger whole, we can begin to improve the quality of our lives and our relationships.

I help clients create real change through cultivating insight around their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the context of their life, relationships, and the world around them. Through the development of self-awareness, clients can feel more confident to make choices that align with their values and their authentic selves.

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