Psychotherapy varies depending on the personalities of the psychologist and patient. A therapeutic relationship provides an opportunity for self-reflection and expressing feelings in the presence of a supportive listener. This may lead to taking emotional risks in relationships and the prospect for relating in a new way.

I work with a range of humanity, including; traumatic relationship and work endings, death of loved ones, oppressive situations, crushing anxiety, shame over one's identity, and the terror that long-ago trauma, neglect or abuse still brings to the present. 

Life circumstances and expectations of one's self can lead to self-loathing, or blocks expressed as anxiety, depression, and work or relationship issues. A therapeutic relationship can assist in short-term relief or long-term resolution, a more authentic self, and a richer or fuller life.

Many people feel they should be self-sufficient and are afraid or ashamed of being reliant on others. In order to hold on to a sense of self or to preserve a relationship, one may give up their needs, act in compulsive ways, or unconsciously bury or wall-off parts of them-self. This can be harmful. 

In therapy, these parts can be rediscovered or discovered for the first time. It provides an environment where one can access hidden or frozen feelings, which often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. 

Private practice areas include: 

Anxiety: stress, panic, obsessions, and rumination

Compulsions: substances, food, porn, sex, etc.

Creativity: artistic expression, vision, and blocks

Depression: mood swings, misery, and despair 

Gender: variability, binaries, and performance

Loss: sorrow, grief, disavowal, and deprivation

Personality: relationships, intimacy, and personal issues

Sex: variability, sexual activity, fantasies, and behavior

Trauma: developmental, neglect, abuse, and shock


 

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