My approach is based on the humanist "Existential-Phenomenological" perspective, the foundation of the Seattle University Masters Program in Psychology in Seattle,
Washington. We begin in therapy with where you are and what you are struggling with. Finding meaning and purpose in your life will make a difference in how you live and how you
feel. The process of talking through a problem and making connections between what is happening in your life and what you would like to happen can bring insight that ultimately leads to
Often therapy is about realizing that we hold within the answers to what is troubling us. The process of talking with a trained professional can help uncover these answers more directly.
Why not talk with a good friend? A partner? A parent?
In most cases, yes, this is the way to get support and another's perspective on how you should proceed in a situation. But, for the most part, people are not impartial. They may have their own idea of what you should do. A therapist provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to look at all possibilities and to explore all scenarios. Often it is difficult to confide in or rely on a friend or partner to do this for you.
Call me to discuss anxiety, couples counseling, counseling teens, individual counseling, anxiety, depression, pre marital counseling and life changes.