“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond our imagination. It is our light more than our darkness that scares us. We ask ourselves – who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented and fabulous. But honestly, who are you not to be so?”
– Marianne Williamson
What Can Therapy Look Like?
In my office I offer a safe environment where I work collaboratively with each individual or couple to discover what gets in the way of living their best life. I am nurturing and gentle, yet directive. My therapeutic approach is eclectic using person-centered, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral and mindfulness based therapies. The initial individual visit is a 75 minute session where we have a “get to know each other session” and discuss the assessment filled out from the client forms. It usually takes a few sessions to get to know each other. Following the first visit, sessions are 50 minutes where together we explore what is getting in the way and what the individual can do differently to lead the life they choose to lead.
In working with couples, I prefer to meet with the couple together for a 1.5 hour session, then individually for 50 minute sessions. These first three sessions are the assessment phase. We do not need to do this in one day. We will then continue to meet together for the remainder of our work. The goal is to work on the relationship as a unit, where each partner contributes to the growth of the relationship. My aim is empower each client and couple to live a happy and healthy life.