Whether you’re looking for anxiety therapy, depression therapy, or whether you struggle with emotional regulation or difficulty socially or in your close relationships, I can help. Our moods, our emotions, our relationships all determine the quality of our lives, and when they feel broken nothing seems right. Don’t stay locked in ruminations, harsh feelings, and low self-esteem or shame. You can feel better. Together we can find you a new way. No matter how big your problems might be or how long you’ve had them you are capable of change. I offer a safe, judgment-free space that supports the process of change. I use specific therapies, including Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), designed to address anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, relationship problems, and increased coping and resilience.
When you’re ready, email or call me, and we can set up a phone call to discuss your situation and how you’d like things to change, and I can answer any questions you have about therapy. If we decide we’d be a good match, we can schedule an initial appointment.
What to expect from therapy
Individual sessions are weekly and are 45 minutes long. We may look at how your past may be affecting you, especially if you’ve experienced trauma, abuse, or broken attachments. We may brainstorm new ways of thinking about problems and new ways of tackling them. I will teach you how to replace harmful behaviors with life-affirming ones. We will explore your feelings in depth for you to better understand yourself and others. If appropriate I may assign homework that may include reading a book or tracking behaviors or trying new ways of communicating with loved ones. The work you do in between sessions can be just as important as the work we do in session. How long you might be in therapy will depend on your goals and your symptoms. Sometimes therapy is short-term, perhaps to deal with a crisis or a loss, but if your issues are more complex, or you are suffering from mental illness, therapy is often longer.
Improvements you may see:
Setting and accomplishing goals
Creating new behaviors
Learning new skills for communicating
Learning to manage strong emotions or mood swings
Letting go of your past
Increased sense of peace and joy