"I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become."
- Carl Jung
This can be good or bad news depending on your state of mind! I liken the mind to a garden. The soil and weather are what we're born into. Weeds spring up in the form of worries, anxiety, fear, criticism, unremitting sadness. If they are not dug up at the root, they will grow back. The flowers are our strengths: hope, courage, talents. They need to be tended to in order to blossom and thrive. In psychotherapy, we can work together to strengthen the thoughts and behavior patterns that serve you or your child and root out the ones that don't, so that you and your loved ones can lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
Adulthood is a time of transformation on multiple fronts: building career, forming sustainable relationships, making lifestyle choices, and at times entering into a new family and creating one's own. I offer support and guidance to empower adults to effectively cope with life changes, improve mood, and move toward their personal and professional goals.
Childhood and adolescence are times of tremendous growth. I specialize in addressing the developmental, emotional, and social needs of children and adolescents so that they can reach developmental milestones, nip problem behaviors in the bud, and get the extra support and tools they need to flourish.