My Approach to Psychotherapy

The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves – Pema Chodron


When what we desire does not come, or when we are faced with what we don’t want, suffering enters our space. We may feel that we are failing and do not live up to our potential.

To engage in a dialogue addressing the pain of unwanted experiences requires courage. This encounter happens in the safe, confidential and nurturing atmosphere of a therapist’s office.  With the opportunity to address, feel, reflect upon and work through painful or unwanted experiences, we cultivate a kinder, more compassionate relationship toward ourselves and others when facing change. We learn to respect the bodily roots of our experience and acknowledge the situational perspective of our suffering. The paradox is that to find ourselves, we must realize how we are lost in the first place.

As a Relational Gestalt Therapist, I see each individual as an equal partner in the therapeutic process. Together, we have the power to create real change and learn how to respond creatively, even under challenge. Therapy is like a living laboratory where we can practice freer and more satisfying new adaptations and rediscover our spontaneity. We learn to live the way we believe is the best for us.

The goal of therapy is to help you learn how to create new ways of experiencing, acting, and understanding things together with others. These new patterns support the growth and deepening of relationships and understanding, making them more complex and meaningful over time.