Therapy is a healing art. There are delicate lines and fine details. Balance, wisdom, and vulnerability are interwoven and become priceless; almost like a porcelain vase passed down through the annals of time. Building a therapeutic alliance with a client takes having presence of mind, unconditional positive regard, patience, and the ability to empathize; meaning reaching into the depths of my own experience and finding an emotional connection to relate to each person who sits before me – an eloquent, priceless process – a fine art of healing. Art takes time to create, just like therapy.
The healing process of therapy is one that is always developing, from the moment the client reaches out to ask for specifics around scheduling and fees, to the very last session - which happens on average in two and a half to three years - depending on the presenting concerns. And therapy, like art, has different purposes: emotional expression, collective wisdom, etc. The art we create in my office focuses on emotional expression and collective wisdom, and, reframing and rebuilding injured foundations. I am available to help you explore your deepest emotional experiences – past and present – and assist you in creating a work of art – beginning with a blank canvas. Your job is to come in with all experience, strength, and hope to help me help you. The therapist-client relationship is unique; each client will have a different experience, yet all can expect respect, kindness, unconditional positive regard, empathy and compassion – hallmarks of any healthy relationship. Even if you have never had a harmonious and optimistic relationship, the therapeutic relationship may even become a guide to creating substantial relationships with others.
In order to create a work of art – a healing of open wounds and negative experiences – we both have to commit to the process. I am available, willing, and able to assist you on the journey of healing the past; celebrating the gifts and strengths you possess; and creating additional opportunities for continued emotional, mental and spiritual growth.
Committing to therapy is vital to create the work of art you are destined to be. Are you ready to move forward?