I’m a seasoned adult. I’ve been around the block a few times and have the experience and scars to show for it. Being a therapist wasn’t my first paying job, but it’s my favorite. I’ve done my time in the corporate world, as a mom, college instructor, and now as a therapist. Not everything went according to plan, and you get the benefit of the practical knowledge I picked up along the way.
I’ve invested a great deal of time and energy to increase my knowledge base and skills. I feel it is important to learn new skills so I can provide you the most effective therapeutic options. I consider myself a lifelong learner (there’s SO much left to learn!), especially when it comes to my work, neuroscience and evidence-based strategies. I don’t want to waste your time, and I do want to see you improve quickly and live the life you desire.
No two people are alike. We are who we are, as a result of where we grew up, who raised us, our culture, our biology, and many other things. You and I may be very different, but you will be respected, and your experiences will be honored and kept confidential within our therapeutic relationship.
Today you are a different person than you were 10 years ago. Your decisions therefore, will be different because of what you have learned and how you have grown over the years. How many times have you said “If I’d known then what I know now…”? Well, the truth is that in 10 years you may look at yourself of today and say the same thing! You have done – and are doing – the best you can with what you have in this moment. So many factors affect how you can behave – things like your knowledge, skills and options. Don’t judge your earlier self harshly. You were doing the best you could at the time. You are growing and learning – and you will continue to do so.