Through relationships we had early in life, we learned about ourselves and began to trust and distrust both self and others. We developed styles of relating with others that helped us survive disappointments, pain, loneliness, abuse, and rejections. However, those same strategies that helped us survive sometimes end up working against us later in life by the challenges they bring to our relationships—especially with those we love who are closest to us.
Therapy can be a helpful tool to look at those strategies and how they are affecting our relationships in adulthood. I view the counseling process as forming an alliance with you to explore the nature of your problems and how they are affecting your relationships and the quality of your relating with yourself and others.
You are invited to join me if you are:
- in emotional discomfort for any reason and willing to seek help.
- willing to engage in a meaningful working relationship with me. This is called the therapeutic relationship.
- willing to look at your own strategies and underlying beliefs about how life works.
- willing to explore your feelings and what they may be indicating needs attention in your life.
- willing to risk affirming yourself in truth in love.
For adults who have a history of childhood/adolescent sexual abuse: I have received extensive training in the therapeutic treatment of adults who were sexually abused as children or adolescents. I provide a safe haven to process these issues.
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