I don’t know what brought you here; whatever did, I believe psychotherapy can help.
In the heart of it, good psychotherapy is an intimate connection with a person who can hold space for all of who you are, regardless of the shape and form you show up in. You are met with unconditional acceptance and love regardless of your disbelief, your sense of unworthiness, or bombs you may throw. The relationship is unwavering. This does not mean it’s perfect or without conflict. But when it falters we make repairs, and this deepens and expands it. It is safe to be all of who you are here.
Research shows that the strength of the therapeutic relationship is far more important than therapeutic modalities in obtaining positive results from psychotherapy. The right relationship with the right therapist creates a safe and trusted space for opening up, exploring, and discovering all the wondrous things about you and how you relate to others, life and the world around you. It becomes an invitation to know yourself. Awareness is the first stepping stone to change.
I can’t tell you exactly what psychotherapy will look like for you. We create your experience together based on who you are, how you function, what you like, need and want, and where you want to go. I can tell you that it won’t be easy and it won’t always feel good. Chances are whatever you come into the therapy room to face, you’ve been deftly avoiding for a while now. This is about slowing down, being honest, and having the courage to be uncomfortable and sit in the unknown. It’s about not running away from yourself any more, and learning there is no reason why you have to.
I also can’t make you any promises. You will get out of this whatever you are willing to put into it, and sometimes, what we do together is simply setting the stage for something that will happen for you later on. What I can tell you is that psychotherapy offers tremendous possibility for healing and change, whether it’s dealing with day-to-day discomforts or deep existential suffering. I witness people take their lives back all the time. It’s more beautiful than you can imagine.
I work with a range of issues including but not limited to:
- Chronic depression with or without suicidal ideation
- Relational issues including domestic violence and abusive relationships
- LGBQ, transgender and gender non-conforming issues (including providing letters and support through gender transition)
- Grief and loss
- Crises of faith or existential dilemmas
- Self-esteem and self-worth related issues
- Poly and kink friendly
I currently offer individual psychotherapy services to adults.