People seek Individual Therapy to work on specific issues (like feeling anxious or depressed). However, many people come to therapy to understand themselves better. I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy that is inclusive of Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color, as well as being LGBTQ+ affirmative. I believe that therapy should not increase or add to the oppression that people face, but should be a liberating force in people’s lives.
My role is to help you identify themes or patterns and to help you reflect or think about things in a new way. What we spend our time on in session is entirely up to you and what you talk about. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have goals! We work together to identify the purpose of our therapy, as well as how we’re going to achieve that purpose. We collaborate in order to find the best way for us to work together.
In psychodynamic psychotherapy, the most important part of our work is our relationship. This means that it’s important for you to share as many of your thoughts and feelings as possible, including your thoughts and feelings about me and our relationship. As a result, you will gain more confidence in your authentic self. If you don’t feel understood by me, then the therapy won’t work.
The best way to decide if we are a match is for us to talk. You can schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation here.
Individual Therapy begins with us meeting for a minimum of once per week for a 50-minute in-person or teletherapy appointment. Once we’ve worked together for a bit, we may decide that meeting more or less frequently is appropriate.