Life experiences and stresses often affect our feelings of security and safety, leaving us feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed. When this happens, our lives and relationships can become challenging, dysfunctional or even abusive.
Together we will develop a deep knowing of who you are and what is important to you. Working together, I can help you identify and shift negative patterns. I can help you accept and believe that you deserve happiness in your life and give you the road map to get there. I am committed to helping you take back your power, gain self-confidence and work towards creating the life you want and deserve.
Personal problems can have a way of taking over your life. You might find yourself repeating the same old patterns even though wishing for different results, or you might feel stuck and uncertain whether it will ever be possible for you to change the way you feel and react to situations. Sometimes having a professional therapist to support and guide you can be the first step along the path to making these changes.
When should individual counseling be your priority?
When you are feeling overwhelmed, sad or confused
When you are feeling anxious, stuck and powerless
When you can’t find a solution that works
When you need an objective point of view from an unbiased professional
When you need validation, support and answers
When you are ready for personal growth and development
When you have a relationship breakdown
The counseling process is basically a collaborative effort between you and your counselor. My goal is to provide an open, supportive, safe and confidential environment for you to address the issues that are concerning you and help you find solutions to whatever problems you are facing.
Who can benefit from one-on-one counseling?
Those suffering from stress, anxiety and/or depression
Interpersonal difficulties, family problems, parenting issues,
Problems with assertiveness and low self-esteem, feeling lost and overwhelmed
Bereavement and grief related to the loss of a loved one
Problems in communication, power struggles, unresolved conflicts
People needing support, validation and empowerment.
People needing practical tools and solutions to their problems
As a licensed psychotherapist, I am professionally trained to validate your concerns and find solutions. I can help you get to the root of your problem, learn how to overcome emotional challenges, make positive changes in your life and find peace and harmony within.
How do you know if therapy is working?
Are you feeling calmer? Are you more able to handle day to day situations?
Are you meeting the goals that you and your therapist have set?
Is therapy challenging you? Is it stretching you beyond your comfort zone?
Do you feel like you’re starting to understand yourself better?
Do you feel more empowered and confident?
Are your relationships improving?
Remember that growth is difficult and you won’t be a new person overnight. Recognize that small changes lead to success. Don’t minimize the progress. Every little change helps.
A word of caution: There is no smooth, fast road to healing. It is a process that’s full of twists, turns, and the occasional backtrack. Some things that seemed like a straightforward problem can turn into more complicated issues. Be patient and don’t get discouraged over temporary setbacks, breaking old, entrenched patterns take time and patience but the payoff is well worth it.