C & O Canal, Georgetown DC
I work by listening and actively helping patients gain a deeper understanding of the feelings, struggles, internal conflicts, and obstacles that are contributing to presenting concerns. We may also explore the role of earlier life experiences as well as repeated patterns of behavior, which often underlie symptoms and can be the root cause of difficulties.
I believe that a deeper and meaningful connection with yourself results in self-confidence, clearer decision-making, and more satisfying and intimate relationships. Treatment not only focuses on difficulties but also areas of strength and positive coping mechanisms.
During the initial session, each patient’s needs and concerns are explored and clarified. Treatment is individualized for each person. The frequency and the length of treatment varies and depends on the nature of the difficulties, goals, and how deeply one wants to work. Patients are encouraged to ask questions and provide input regarding the therapy.
I believe that exploring the issues that may underlie our suffering provides an opportunity for personal growth and change.
“The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”–Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, MD