Compassionate Therapy in Santa Cruz

Therapy Is A Way To Grow

Have you noticed – life can be challenging and difficult! In spite of our best efforts, cycles of expectation and disappointment can leave us feeling confused and frustrated. You’ve probably tried many strategies to improve your life, but reactive habits often limit our ability to change. And these difficulties often leave us feeling alone and blaming ourselves. I’d like to help you use these challenges as an opportunity to discover what’s really missing in your life, and to make positive lasting growth toward greater fulfillment and better relationships. Developing self-understanding and self-compassion are key elements of our work.

My work helps both individuals and couples to improve their relationships and create lives of greater ease and meaning. Communication, emotional resilience, stress reduction, mindfulness and conflict management skills are learned so you can make healthier choices that reflect your underlying values. Learning to recognize and utilize your inherent strengths increases confidence and competency.

Cultivating a healthy mind and a happier, more peaceful life is possible. A collaborative environment of safety, respect and understanding of your struggles and coping strategies is the basis of our work. Your unique life journey unfolds as new choices, skills and insights are developed.

I look forward to working with you to create more meaning, happiness and ease in your life.

Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

– James Baldwin

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