How Therapy Works

Studies Show that regular therapy sessions, sometimes combined with psychotropic medications for depression and anxiety, improve mental health and increase happiness and the ability to cope with life’s difficulties.

Through sharing feelings, thoughts and memories with an attentive, perceptive and curious therapist whom you trust, you will begin to understand, love and accept yourself and others. This is the first step of change.

If you decide to go on this journey in therapy, you might experience a gamut of emotions — from anger and sadness to joy and fulfillment. Therapy is like all growth experiences: At times you will want to quit; other times, you will want to increase therapy sessions. If you stay the course, I am confident you will increase your self-knowledge and, consequently, your confidence and happiness.

How I work

My approach to therapy is collaborative and eclectic. I apply a variety of interventions drawn from Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt and Solution-focused. Depending on your needs, I try to help you probe your unconscious to understand your motives, analyze your thoughts, and employ techniques to become self-aware and accepting of yourself and others. Behavior change will follow.

While all therapists have specific training and education and use particular techniques in their work, studies show that the most important determinants for successful therapy are the quality of the relationship and the rapport between the client and the therapist. It is my goal to give you what you need by being fully present, accepting, empathic and intuitive.