Approach to Psychotherapy

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Your feelings are actually your greatest teachers. Instead of pushing them away, you can listen to what they are trying to say. 

Nowadays, going to therapy is widely embraced as a tool for personal growth and emotional development. Being able to speak freely and explore what's on your mind in a confidential setting can be a very liberating experience, and can lead to a more fulfilling and self-reliant life.

This is a space for cultivating the skill of listening to yourself, an endeavor that will empower you to create your own authentic solutions to your life's problems.

Who should go to therapy? Basically, therapy is for anyone who feels a lot of uncertainty and wants to understand themselves better.

You can speak about anything you want in therapy, including:

  • Your desire for greater connection and intimacy
  • Your anxiety & discomfort around other people
  • Your relationship to your family and the way cultural expectations affect your priorities in life.
  • Your inner critic and self-sabotaging behavior
  • Your relationship to work and money
  • Your disappointments, hurts, and resentments.
  • Your definition of a meaningful life
  • Your thoughts about death and/or process of grieving

Together, we will explore the hidden thoughts, beliefs, dreams, relationship patterns and social/cultural contexts that influence your everyday experience. Among other things, you may find that the way you coped with problems in the past is no longer serving you now, and that a change is necessary. You can uncover what it means in your life to make such a change- in other words, what is at stake?

Here's a useful article that talks about the value of therapy

Not sure if you want to start therapy? Read this.

 

Issues I work with

Loneliness and social anxiety, dependent personalities, depression, low self-esteem, excessive worrying, over-thinking, procrastination, creative blocks, lack of clarity with your career and professional direction, sadness, grief, existential pain, unspoken suffering, romantic and intimate problems for both individuals and couples, exploring gender and sexual identity, & cultural and class identity.

The duration of therapy can be brief or long term- it's up to you.

Fees

  • My current fee is $150/session at a minimum once per week frequency.
  • I am part of the San Francisco Health Plan (Medi-Cal) providers network.
  • I am part of the Psychiatric Alternatives providers network, but with limited openings.