I do therapy a little different than most therapists- ok, maybe not just a little.
I help clients who are motivated to achieve results by taking an ACTIVE and FOCUSED approach to therapy. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma are often symptoms of something deeper. By exploring unconscious patterns that are going on beneath the surface, you will gain a better understanding of yourself, improve your relationships, and develop a greater sense of self. Unconscious patterns are deeply rooted emotions that affect the way we perceive the world and interact with it. Often these patterns can hold us back when they remain outside of our awareness.
Who I Work With
I work with both men and women who are struggling with something holding them back in life or succeeding in their relationships. I have extensive experience working with clients who don’t have any disorder at all, as well as working with anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues. In general, the clients I work with are intelligent and normal people who are looking for a deeper and longer lasting change than just coping skills and quick fixes. I work well with individuals who have already tried therapy but are not satisfied with the results they have been getting.
How I Work
My work is informed by empirically based psychotherapies including Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Mindfulness, EMDR, and Attachment theory. However, I integrate my training and experience with my own intuition to tailor therapy to each individual client. One of my strengths as a therapist is my ability to listen and help you listen to yourself in a way that leads to unlocking your emotional blocks and developing increased confidence. The best part of my job is that I regularly witness as clients are EMPOWERED through therapy to face traumatic experiences from the past including abuse, sexual abuse, emotional neglect, or general emotionally dysfunctional environments. In therapy, these clients go from running on empty to living full and meaningful lives.
Things I Don't Do
- Give Advice
- Tell You Something Just To Make You Feel Better
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Work With Clients I Don't Believe I Can Help
- Judge You
More About Me
I am married to a wonderful wife and have 6 delicious children. When I am not with clients, I am usually advancing my training by attending seminars, reading books and research or consulting with peers. Helping motivated people achieve the life they want is my why. When I am not at work, I am with family and friends, trying my best to do nothing-at-all (which usually involves sipping coffee, and never quite finishing it in time before it gets cold). I really like corny jokes- not the type that make me laugh, but the type that get me to smile.