I take an active role in counseling.
I believe how we form relationships can facilitate or block our development and help us make sense of ourselves and our role in the world. Therefore, awareness of how we relate to others can lead to productive change away from self-defeating behaviors.
Many of us go through the first part of our lives managing to have successful careers, relationships, etc., only to arrive later in life finding that the strategies we have used to cope have started to break down. We get derailed. We are often torn apart in inner conflict. We may now be considering a life without people, situations, or abilities that we formally thought essential for a meaningful life. Things no longer make sense in the same way as they did at an earlier time.
These times require us to regroup to find a new way.
I am committed to a therapeutic process that enhances each person’s potential and honors everyone’s unique path. I believe it is important to embrace each other’s differences, and that we all have inside of us the capacity to feel loved and happy. Sometimes we need help to get there. I also believe that life is a continual process of learning and re-learning. At the core of everyone I trust that we all have an amazing potential to feel and be the way we desire. Therapy is a process of becoming that can help you get there in a way that works for you.
During my teenage years, I spent several months working at Romanian orphanages, an experience which both fulfilled my love for travel and my desire to help others who may be facing physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. It was during that time that I realized the power of empathy and human connection despite the lack of relationship. I found that after just a few minutes of talking with another person, a relationship does indeed start to form, and processing life circumstances coupled with feeling heard and validated can jumpstart the change process.