I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering individual psychotherapy for adults in Austin, Texas. I work with adults of all ages, from students to seniors, with a focus on those who are working through the effects of traumatic childhood experiences. My clients seek therapy for many reasons, but most often because they are experiencing symptoms that have become increasingly difficult to tolerate. Critical self-talk, painful anxiety, persistent sadness, difficulties in work and in love, grief after a loss, can become overwhelming, making trouble in our relationships and getting in the way of living our best life. As we move through life, and especially at times of transition or loss, old wounds can create new pain.
When you are suffering, it’s important to have a trusted person to bear witness to your experience and help you make sense of your story. A good therapeutic relationship is like no other, offering the experience of feeling heard and understood, perhaps for the first time. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your unique perspective with empathy, authenticity, and openness.
My approach to therapy is tailored to the unique needs of each client, and centers on the belief that enhancing self-awareness facilitates deep healing and lasting change. The drivers of distress are often complex, and may be at work outside our awareness. Working together, we can learn how your development, relationships, and life events have shaped who you are, and explore how the past affects your present experience. Deeper understanding of ourselves, our history, and how we operate in the world and in relationships, allows us to build capacity for true healing, greater freedom and more choice in responding to life’s inevitable challenges.
I approach each client relationship with compassion, deep respect, and a profound belief in our human capacity to grow and to heal. Clients describe me as kind, patient, straightforward, and non-judgmental. You don’t have to do this alone. Please call for a consultation. I would be happy to talk with you.
I work with individuals who are experiencing difficulties in multiple areas of their lives, most often those that interfere with satisfaction in work or in school, and in disruptions in family and/or romantic relationships, including:
Depression or generalized unhappiness
Job and/or Career concerns
Life Transitions and Adjustments
Loss and Grief
Relationship and Intimacy concerns
Stress and Coping
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress