When we experience difficulty in life, we do our best to adapt. We may push away our pain or try to mentally escape our situation. These strategies may help in the short term, but our unresolved issues often resurface in confusing or distressing symptoms. We can find ourselves in patterns of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or confused. These patterns are not just random occurrences but meaningful signals that something needs more attention.
Psychotherapy is a confidential space, outside of your regular relationships, to consider life’s challenges with a caring professional. At its core, therapy involves connecting with your many feelings and thoughts and expressing yourself in an authentic way. We make space for you to explore and communicate whatever is happening for you.
I see psychotherapy as a process of integration. Human beings are complex, and we can only be aware of so much at any given time. Different aspects of ourselves move in and out of view. Therapy can help you look at these different aspects more closely and connect the dots over time, weaving together a fuller understanding of your multifaceted self.
Therapy is different from self-help or meditation because there are two complex minds at work. As a therapist, I work along with you, paying attention with openness, curiosity, and respect. This special type of conversation can help you access and process parts of life that feel hard to approach on your own.
Therapy is not always easy, and it takes time. The process often involves going to those places that feel scary or upsetting, and working through the reality of pain. However, my experience is that working on one’s self is an investment that pays off. Therapy facilitates growth, clarity, and well-being, as well as evoking aptitudes and potentials you didn’t even realize you had.
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