Individual Psychotherapy

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What Psychotherapy Can Be

While many of the people I work with experience a reduction in "symptoms," this is only one of the goals I hold when practicing psychotherapy. I think of my work as helping a person change, not through willful effort, but organically by gaining a deeper understanding of who they are, how they are, what they want, and why. And, how to navigate the consequences - positive and negative - of living in line with what is important to them.

In a consistent, safe(r), and affirming setting, I will invite you to speak as freely and as honestly as you can as we explore your life and experience. I will listen carefully and deeply to what you say (and what you don't) so that you might better hear and understand yourself in new, sometimes surprising ways. Over time, we will begin to more clearly perceive and understand the links between your inner experiences, how you relate to others, your identities, the culture(s) and social surrounds you live in, and how all of these facets interact with the past, present, and expectations for the future. 

I think this process can be like travelling together. We might start off on well-known, well-worn pathways, but as we get to the edges of the map and enter unknown territory with consistency and patience - rare, or never-before-seen aspects of yourself can emerge and be recognized - their place and (sometimes powerful) influence on the wider ecology of your life perceived and understood in new ways. My approach has been described as highly empathetic, caring, and productive. Many of the people I've worked with have come away from this process feeling more alive, more connected to themselves and others, more flexible, more resilient, and more effective in their lives.

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Next Steps - Scheduling a Free Consultation

If you feel ready to schedule a confidential consultation, you can do so by emailing me at or calling at 215-253-7592 to set up a time to talk.

Please know that I'm happy to spend this initial time answering your questions, getting to know a little about you, and getting a sense for how good of a fit we could be, even if we ultimately decide not to work together. If either of us decides it's not a fit, there is never any obligation to continue.

More Questions?

Many people have mixed feelings and want to be as sure as they can be that they are working with the right therapist before making any decisions or commitments. Research suggests that finding the right fit is so important for meaningful and long-lasting changes. To that end, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.