Each person is unique. I don't have a set formula but i believe that "relationship" is very important towards change. Safety is key.
For some folks in NYC, coming to therapy is easy because it is so New York. But for others, sharing your inner thoughts with someone you hardly know stirs anxiety. I will respect your process. Timing is important.
The question that prevails for those who have never been in therapy is, "How does therapy work if all you do is talk?" I answer, "it is a different experience from talking to yourself". Often repetitive thoughts and images swim together without solution. Talking aloud to an experienced therapist who is trained to listen is entirely different.
You will begin to notice that you are listening to yourself in a different way. Its an opportunity to challenge and transcend negative beliefs. Therapy may open new options to discover a deeper awareness, vitality and transformation. You will be capable of making better and balanced decisions.
A therapist is a neutral navigator who listens to a person's different parts. We all have different parts of ourselves. A good therapist embraces joy as well as conflict and crisis. I will offer tools to help you cope and prepare for challenges. Therapy is empowering.
A therapist will not have all the answers. I give little advice except when necessary. Sometimes, I will be totally resonate with you in ways that may be wordless. Yet other times, we will search for answers together.
There are many things that you may already know about yourself, yet insight may not translate into change. Change occurs through self-understanding and connecting with your somatic experience and through the therapeutic relationship.
Seeing a therapist provides an emotional support to help you cross psychological bridges. As we cross bridges together, I will bear witness to your finding meaning and purpose in your life.