Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy


Sometimes we don't understand the way we feel, think, or behave. We lose our temper more often. We can't leave relationships that we know are toxic. We feel it is almost impossible to deal with uncertainty. We can't seem to be able to deal with life as other people do. We can't stop certain behaviors that we know are destroying our life. We might realize there are parts of ourselves we can't recognize, parts we dislike or even hate.

Sometimes we go through life by inertia, without a clear purpose or feeling stuck. We know we want something different, but don't know what that is or how to get there. We feel trapped by impossible expectations, from others or from ourselves. As a result, we feel like no matter what we do or how we are, we will never be good enough. We may live in shame, believing that if people really knew who we are, they will realize we are impostors unworthy of being loved.

Sometimes we have a really hard time coping with life changes and transitions: a new relationship or one that ends, a new job or one we did not get, your first child or the loss of a loved one. We don't know how to react, what to do, how to feel, who to talk to.

 

My approach

I believe these are some of the feelings and experiences that define our humanity, not conditions to pathologize. In my experience, most of the time our difficulties come from early experiences of trauma. As a therapist, I see myself as a companion in your journey to gain awareness, understanding, acceptance, and love for the feelings and experiences that made you who you are.

I believe you already have what it takes inside of you. Together we will find new ways to relate to yourself and others, to rewrite your past and face the future with hope. Healing is a journey with no shortcuts, and it takes time. This is a journey to recognize and love all parts of yourself. A journey you don't need to take alone. 

What can I help you with?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss and Grief
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Loneliness
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-doubt
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

 

Who do I work with?

I work with adults, including young adults, of all gender orientations and sexual identities.