As a therapist, I specialize in helping people who feel insignificant, stuck, broken, and beaten up from life. I help them discover significance and meaning not only in relationships, but ultimately in themselves. In short, therapy is an invitation to better understand how you got here and what you want to do about it. I believe that facing your demons is not easy, but avoiding them is. Keeping it real with my clients is one of my mottos; telling them that the path to healing is more of a journey of exploration. You will have to deal with SOME of the “yuck” in your life to figure out how to deal with those past hurts. You will learn how to take that pain, overcome it, and make a life for yourself that you deserve.
It takes a strong, brave, and disciplined person to do this kind of deep healing and not everyone can do it or will. The choice is really up to you. True healing requires that you start with what happened to you and how you reacted to it. You must see your truth, tell your story, understand how it changed you, and let it go. Retelling your story will help you take control of the things you thought controlled you. I tell the truth, as I see it, with love and empathy, and provide you with the tools for healing and growth.
I have done my own personal work to overcome issues in my past. I know how difficult it can be to take that first step and make the decision to do your work and heal yourself. That is why I am committed to your healing. With compassion and understanding, I will be taking this journey alongside you as you courageously do your work and finally find long-lasting peace.
My whole heart believes that we all have the ability to heal and restore our sense of safety and connection with others. In fact, research is constantly demonstrating that the brain is malleable, resilient, and adaptive; developing throughout the entire lifespan. Thanks to this little thing called “neuroplasticity” you can rewire your brain. That’s right. The work we do in therapy can actually transform the networks in your brain! Together we explore how all these factors shape the person you really are and help empower you to take ownership of your life.