We all experience hurdles in our lives. At some point you will look for support to work through one or more of these hurdles. Psychotherapy is one way of doing this.
Psychotherapy is a collaboration between the therapist and the client. We sometimes take on maladaptive ways of thinking, which may arise from childhood experiences. These experiences then show up as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or as other symptoms. I view therapy as a safe and secure place to look at these life experiences and to address them consciously.
Therapy often begins by looking at where we came from and how we got to where we are. Along the way there will be dreams, epiphanies, and other types of unconscious events that can be connected to consciousness. Making these connections and deliberately choosing healthier ways to cope with life situations creates change.
The therapist and client work together to build a therapeutic alliance, defining goals for treatment and working toward them. As therapist and facilitator, I create a safe environment in which to explore relationships and to make connections—between old and new or between conscious and unconscious.
Together we explore and find new strategies to improve relationships and make changes as needed. You can ultimately feel empowered and find joy, contentment and fulfillment in your life.