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Whether it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply feeling you are not living the life you had imagined, it is suffering that brings us to therapy. Many of us feel alone with our suffering and haven't been taught how to address it. Much of our emotional suffering gets unconsciously pushed down and we develop coping mechanisms that initially appear helpful but can paradoxically work against us. These adaptive behaviors we've developed for self-preservation may no longer serve us as much as they control us. Eventually we might benefit from assistance to recognize and work with repressed issues. Meaningful changes come from compassionate exploration of the parts of us that are wounded and hidden. 

I tailor my approach from one patient to the next. I aim to develop a safe and trusting relationship so we can explore the various external relationships in your life and the internal relationships between different aspects of who you are. My style is collaborative, sincere, and engaging.  The right quality of dedicated, sincerely curious, and nonjudgmental attention can be transformative. By providing this quality of attention, it sets the foundation for deepening understanding, improving self-acceptance, and psychological growth. We might rarely experience this kind of attentiveness. It's a valuable connection many of us didn't know we were missing and haven't necessarily learned how to make use of. 

I draw from many theoretical orientations but most primarily I use a psychodynamic approach, specifically Jungian psychology. The extent to which I explicitly use Jungian theory varies from one therapeutic relationship to the next. The essence of Jungian psychology is to discover deeper connections and step into one's selfhood, also known as individuation. 

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