We do not see things as they are,
but as we are…” Anias Nin
What I do:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with private practice in San Jose, CA areas
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Marriage and Relationships
Recovery from Childhood wounding
The path of self-discovery can be one of the most exciting and worthwhile endeavors that we can take in our life time. Therapy can mean different things to different people and the reason for seeking therapy can vary widely. In many ways psychotherapy mimics the medical model that exists in our culture. People seek help because they are hurting in some way or when things aren't going well and the usual coping strategies no longer work. This can manifest as anxiety, depression, phobias, relational conflicts, addictions, worries –the list goes on and on. These issues can feel very intense and real and often we paint a picture of ourselves as broken, wounded, or just plain messed up. Nothing can be further from the truth! In therapy we explore these issues in depth, create strategies and tools, and uncover your strengths and resourcefulness.
Others go into therapy for other reasons that may look more like a wellness model that helps them to become the optimum version of themselves. This is also similar to the model that elite athletes use; to be coached into visualizing themselves at their peak performance, and thus, bring it into being. Walking one’s true path sometimes requires help and assistance along the way.
In cultures throughout the world there are rituals and rites of passages that help to make sense of change and to move through the various phases of life. In our individualistic society these rituals are lost, making it more difficult to integrate life’s changes in a harmonious way. Part of the value of therapy is relearning the natural processes that we all go through and doing it in a way that enhances and deepens our sense of Self and well-being.
For everyone, therapy can be a buffer against the incessant stresses that our all-too-busy lives can incur. Having a compassionate witness to your journey can be an empowering and healing experience.
For whatever reason you may be seeking therapy at this time, I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and to be that compassionate companion on your journey.