" Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted." - Martin Luther King, Jr
You may be interested in starting therapy for many reasons, some of which include: * You wish to feel more satisfied in your relationships. Perhaps you’ve been through a series of dissatisfying relationships and don’t understand why they're not working. Perhaps you would like to improve your current relationships with better communication, more space, or to feel closer and more connected.
* Something unexpected has happened and you’re shaken up. You don’t know where to go or what to do next.
* You’re feeling disengaged from your life- as if you’re going through the motions but not truly living.
* You’re feeling emotions that don’t fit with your values or who you think you should be. Sometimes you wonder if there’s something strange, crazy, bad, or wrong with you for feeling or thinking this way.
* You experience painful feelings of rejection or abandonment from loved ones, and perhaps also mentally beat up on yourself.
These concerns are the beginning of paying attention to what you need and unlocking who you are at a deeper level. Your personal growth is too important to be ignored, put off, or pushed under- life is too short! I have witnessed therapy provide relief from years of pain and fundamentally improve lives.
My deepest value as a therapist is creating a safe, non-judgmental space. I use a style that is collaborative, warm, compassionate, and builds on your strengths. I believe healing is an organic process that is different for each person. To that end, I am interested in getting to know your particular needs, and am versatile in pacing my style and feedback accordingly. Clients have described me as "insightful", "easy to relate to", and having a "playful sense of humor".
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and have been providing therapy since 2005. I provide therapy sessions through HIPAA compliant video chat software designed for therapists. Teletherapy can provide greater flexibility to schedule sessions at times that are convenient to you and to not have to commute to an office.
I understand how important it is to find the right therapist. If you would like to talk by phone to get a sense of who I am before booking an appointment, I provide free 20 minute consultations. If I'm not the right match, then I can often provide you with other more appropriate referrals. To schedule a consultation, please call (510) 698-2370.