Individual Therapy

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating one's self endlessly.
-Henri Bergson

Have you had the experience of cognitively knowing something but little really changing as a result of that knowing?  I believe that, while we can benefit from understandings and insights, lasting transformation is rooted in our emotional world.   Our life experiences influence our sense of safety, impact how we make choices in our lives today and can lead us to develop self protective strategies that no longer serve us.  They profoundly influence our abilities to grow and can leave us feeling chronically overwhelmed or detached.  The supportive, engaged relationship between client and therapist offers the opportunity to explore our deepest emotional core selves, shift from feeling limited to broadening our lives and our experiences of self and others.  It’s through affective engagement and by looking beyond cognitive understanding to find wisdom in the emotional landscapes that we build the life we truly want to live.

Transformational, healing-oriented therapy recognizes the desire for connection and growth as something we, as human beings, share.  Inside of us, we possess the strengths and capacities we need to foster that growth.  Awakening those capacities moves us from feeling stuck to experiencing vitality and helps new experiences emerge that heal and transform us.  It also recognizes that knowing our true selves and living according to that knowing brings energy, creativity and connection of heart, mind and spirit.

By entering into therapy, you are making a courageous commitment to yourself.  Your willingness to work hard and take emotional risks may well be one of the most important things you will ever do for yourself.  Your success in therapy depends on you bringing this deep commitment to the process.

This is a journey you are not taking alone but one that we take together to help you feel stronger, more connected, and better able to manage your life.  We’ll work together to help you build resilience, tame overwhelming emotions and experience new ones, reduce anxiety, develop new connections with yourself and others, and bring about positive, lasting changes.  Our work will focus on helping you access your inner resources, mobilize them for your growth and healing, and discover the potential in yourself you may not have thought possible.