Psychotherapy is a collaborative process; it works best when there is a good fit between client and therapist. If you decide to work with me, I strive to be helpful right away. My first priority is to offer support so you can start feeling immediate relief. I may offer coping skills, such as ways to relax or relieve tension. If you are going through a crisis or transition, or need to make an important life decision, I will help you think about your options and how to best proceed. Therapy is also a process of reflection and discovery. The way people interact with the world is related to past experiences and relationships. I help clients look at the past not to open old wounds, but to make sense of the present and prepare for the future. Developing insight into how one thinks and feels can lead to profound, satisfying change.