“You need not, and in fact cannot, teach an acorn to grow into an oak tree, but when given a chance, its intrinsic potentialities will develop.”
Karen Horney, MD, Psychoanalyst
Founder of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis
Most people will make every effort to find solutions that feel right when facing problems, an inevitable part of human life. Despite our best efforts, various circumstances can get in the way of realizing our intrinsic potentialities and we can feel stuck by unproductive patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Psychotherapy helps to figure out what is hindering the unique person and how to get unstuck so we can grow into own our true potentials.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process, with the goal of helping you make healthy, lasting changes. Part of the work is to clarify the patterns that you consciously and unconsciously engage in, along with past and present sources that keep these unsuccessful patterns in place. An important element of my active listening and constructive approach is to help you connect with your unique strengths as we work through the conflicts that block you from achieving the growth and change you seek. I work with the whole person – always taking into consideration the cultural, linguistic, religious, environmental and situational factors - all of which have tremendous influence on anyone’s problems and solutions.