||Many people experience one or more of the following problems at some time in their lives:
Difficulties with children
My approach with individuals is to help them find and connect with the deeper meaning in their lives and to change the patterns that prevent them from leading fulfilled lives.
Patterns that are self-defeating may surface in personal relationships or other areas of life. Frequently, the patterns lead to depression and anxiety and may cause a person to feel hopeless or helpless.
I strive to work with the depths of a person, and in that process, help bring them to a deeper sense of self-understanding, self-acceptance, and self-actualization. I work from a developmental perspective, helping make sense of why we experience repetitive patterns and helping make the changes necessary to lay the patterns to rest so that we can be more fully in our lives. Carl Jung called this process individuation. Others have called it self-actualization. Whatever the term, living one’s life to the fullest and having fulfilling and loving relationships is the goal of my work with individuals.
Transitions are the common starting point to self-investigation and self change. These may be painful experiences that place us at the extreme of our coping ability or they may be the life experiences seen at certain life points, such as entering the “generative” years of middle age. Illness and other setbacks can also trigger intense self-examination. Relationship difficulties are probably the most common motivator for a person to enter a path of self-knowledge and change. These are the grist for the therapeutic relationship.
In the therapeutic relationship we are able to feel accepted in a way that is unlikely to exist in any other relationship. Through this acceptance we are able to look at our lives in a way that opens the possibility for change and transformation. If you are at a point in your life where you want to experience positive change and transformation, I invite you to call so we can meet and discuss your situation.