People pursue therapy for a variety of reasons and I offer therapeutic services for individuals, couples, and groups related to a number of issues.
Whatever the impetus, it takes courage to begin therapy, and it takes dedication to see it through to a positive conclusion. Together, we will determine the goals of therapy to empower self-growth, improve relationships, and reduce emotional suffering.
If you are experiencing any of the following, then therapy might be helpful and effective for you:
- Relationship Challenges
- Work Challenges
- Substance Abuse/Addictions
Therapeutic Issues Addressed
The benefits of psychotherapy have been repeatedly and scientifically demonstrated for most people and in most situations. Depending on your initial issues and symptoms, benefits might include a significant decrease of depression or anxiety and an increased sense of well being. With a more thorough understanding of yourself, you are likely to be able to make changes that enhance your family or social relationships and find deeper satisfaction in them. Through the therapeutic process, you may come to better understand your personal goals and values and become more capable of honoring them in day to day life, thus growing and maturing as an individual. Whatever the impetus, it takes courage to begin therapy, and commitment to see it through.
People are drawn to one another in intimate relationships for a variety of reasons and family experiences most often have a bearing in our partner choices and behavior within our current close relationships.
In couples therapy we first explore the background of each partner and what those experiences bring to the couple. In addition to insight about what role each person plays in the couple, you will be encouraged to see yourself and the other more completely, thereby facilitating more effective communication to constructively resolve conflict. As a result, your emotional connection to your partner deepens and you feel closer to one another.
Couples therapy can be beneficial in solving issues within the couple, preventing problems in an early relationship or strengthening a happy couple that is in a stressful period.
Sustaining positive relationships in our lives create the foundational elements to our experience of happiness. Group therapy is based on the idea that many of the difficulties people have in their lives can be understood as patterns of relating with others. I co-lead two weekly on-going, mixed gender therapy groups, typically with five to ten people in each group. As a group member you are asked to share your thoughts and feelings that emerge towards others in the group. In this way, you consider your communication styles; patterns of thought and behavior and gain clearer perceptions about how others respond to you. As you continue to engage in the group process, you will likely feel close to group members, begin to trust their knowledge of you, and assist in expanding your awareness of self and changing how to react and respond in close relationships. As you work through interpersonal challenges, group therapy will support positive growth and development in all areas of your relational life.