There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin
Professional therapy is one of many paths that can support healing and growth. Psychotherapy can be a powerful resource for self-understanding, relationship improvement, altering negative behaviors, coping with loss, and surviving significant transitions with resiliency and vibrancy. I offer individual, couples, family and group therapy for adults and adolescents who have a desire to make positive life change. Therapy can take several forms and is best suited for the stage of growth and needs of the person entering treatment. Life has a natural ebb and flow. Forcing an issue usually obstructs the results we hope for. Therapy is an adjunct to life, a tool implemented for a period of time to help you live in the present and move towards your healthy future.
During your initial appointment, we will determine your goals and collaborate on the type of therapy that will work best for you. If I do not think I can be of help, I will refer you to an alternate provider. Some people benefit from weekly counseling, while others improve with sessions spread further apart, such as every other week or even once per month. Occasionally people need more than two sessions per week, which may necessitate a referral to a higher level of care.
Therapy will first and foremost be a safe and supportive place for you that is free of judgement or expectation. It will also be a place where you will receive honest feedback, suggestions, reflections, and even homework assignments (if you wish). It is important that there is a good relational fit between you and your therapist. Therapy will ask you to look into the parts of yourself that you may hide from others. This will be done with respect and care. You will be asked questions to deepen your self-understanding in order to help you move toward your goals. This can be uncomfortable, but the discomfort is worth the resultant growth. I will make every effort to ensure that you feel supported and understood while we engage in this process. Your therapy will be paced and adapted to your unique style and way of being in the world. You can say no to anything that is suggested in therapy.
I have been a therapist for twenty years and am skilled in treating a wide variety of issues. Please see About Kim to learn more about my specific theoretical orientation and work experience.
My treatment specialties include:
- Eating Disorder Recovery
- Addictive Behaviors
- Trauma Integration
- Grief and Loss
- Career Success
- Life Transitions
- Therapy for Professionals
The answers you seek are within you; they just need to be found like buried treasure. It’s been worth it to me to face my fears and limitatons, for then I can see them for what they truly are. When the light shines upon fear, loneliness, doubt, anger, and confusion, the feelings often dissolve, offering up the possibility of a new way and lasting change.
The human brain is a relational organ and needs positive emotional connections for optimal health. Reaching out for support is a good predictor that you will be able to access the neuroplasticity available in your brain, via an attuned relationship, to make the personal changes you seek. Life isn’t here to be perfected. It is here like a field for flowers to grow in, an ocean to be sailed upon, and a mountain to be climbed. It’s here to experience and embrace, free of shame and openhearted.
I welcome the opportunity to walk a ways on the journey with you.