Being truly heard, seen, and accepted is incredibly powerful.
Therapy offers a space for that experience
A Relational & Emotion-Focused Approach
A relational approach to psychotherapy focuses on building a trusting and connective therapeutic relationship so that clients feel a sense of safety when they begin to process the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that feel overwhelming to process on their own. At the heart of this therapeutic philosophy is the deep belief that healing happens within relationships, not within aloneness; a strong therapeutic relationship is an essential part of meaningful therapy. Yes, insight and skills are important, but it is warmth, care, and acceptance that first create the stable foundation needed for healing and growth.
During sessions I guide clients through the process of therapy by being very present and engaged and offering opportunities for deep reflection and insight through questions, observations, and alternative perspectives.
Free 15 Min Consultations
Consultations are a great way for you and I to get a feel of whether we would be a good fit working together, ask any questions you have, and share what you are looking for out of therapy.
You can book a free consultation via email or through the online booking system.
About "Doing the Work" of Therapy
The difficult ways that we think, feel, and act are based in unconscious processes that formed when we needed to keep ourselves safe. When we can't see or understand these processes, we get stuck in the same (often self-defeating or upsetting) patterns. By understanding ourselves and our experiences, and, in time, appreciating them, we open up an incredible capacity to change and choose a different way of being.
Therapy is rarely a "quick fix" or "feel better" option; it's more often an uncomfortable and reflective process that progresses in non-linear ways. At the exact same time, it's often a tremendous relief to release heavy emotions and have someone truly see, appreciate, and validate you. Progress can be both hard and deeply liberating!