You don’t have to stay stuck in a persistent feeling of “not good enough.” You don’t have to be mystified by relationships or overwhelmed by your emotions.
I don’t just sit there. I have an active, engaged style that helps you make real progress toward reducing that harsh self-criticism and lowering anxiety. I can help you recognize the unhealthy patterns in relationships and figure out what’s in your power to change. You really can feel different – you don’t have to feel disconnected from others or paralyzed by depression or social anxiety. You can have more honest and intimate connections with the people you love.
Working together, we examine what’s going wrong, and just as importantly, we uncover your strengths. Are you surprised at how uncomfortable it can be to hear a compliment, to feel proud about an accomplishment? You’re so used to hearing your inner critic beat you up that it feels impossible to listen to the other, quieter voice saying “good job.” I help you hear that other voice more clearly, so your inner world is not all self-criticism.
Talk therapy with me incorporates wisdom from mindfulness meditation practices as well as from cutting-edge research into neurobiology. I help you shift your brain out of old, habitual ways of functioning and create new experiences that start to rewire your brain and transform you into your best self.
I use a variety of approaches in my work as a therapist, primarily Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). We take your past into consideration, and primarily focus on the present moment. I bring visual arts and cognitive-behavioral techniques into therapy as needed. Contact me for more information about how therapy with can help you on your individual path.
Call (415) 409-9023 for a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if I can help with what’s troubling you.
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