Why Therapy

Many people find therapy to be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships and many of life’s challenges.

People come to therapy because of a pattern of repeated unsuccessful attempts to feel better and resolve these life challenges. Also, many turn to therapy because of feelings of depression and/or anxiety, which substantially limit their choices and pleasures in creating changes. Others report a painful vague sense of unease, emptiness, or a sense of alienation and not feeling as “connected” as they believe they should. While others, just want to live a richer and healthier life.

Psychoanalytic therapy is informed by an understanding that we are on a psychological and attachment developmental path from birth to death. Additionally, there are blocking beliefs impacting this path that has an effect on growth, self-awareness and change

While the past is important, I incorporate into a psychodynamic model a cognitive behavioral short-term solution approach that challenges, examines and changes feelings, thoughts and behaviors. This approach offers tools to apply in real life and has shown to be more effective in bringing about the reduction of symptoms along with long-term positive changes.

”There is a Japanese word Kintsukuroi that means ‘golden repair’. It is the art of repairing broken pottery with gold so that the fractures are literally illuminated- a kind of physical expression of the spirit. As a philosophy, Kintsukuroi celebrates imperfection as an integral part of the story, not something to be disguised. The artists believe that when something has suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. In Kintsukuroi, the true life of an object (or person) begins the moment it breaks and reveals that it is vulnerable. The gap between once pristine appearance and its visual imperfection deepens its appeal.”