"On the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Each of us is different. We have various temperaments and diverse experiences, we carry different stories, and each of us makes meaning of the world in unique ways. The conclusions we have drawn lead our engagement with the world whether we realize it or not. Individual therapy works to explore and rewrite the often unconscious meanings that come to rule our lives.
Clients are often facing life transitions, relationship struggles, family conflict, parenting issues, or experiencing grief and loss. For some, such experiences have led to more lasting struggles with depression or anxiety, and we work directly with these symptoms.
"How did we get here?" and "Where do we go now?" These are often the questions couples come into therapy asking. Commonly partners are not in the "same place" and may vary in level of hurt, anger, frustration or commitment. This is okay and it is typical. Couples therapy or relationship work focuses on retracing the steps, noticing the often unconscious cycles and cruelties we subject our loved ones to, and unearthing information that can help couples (or the individuals that comprise the relationship) into a space of growth, increased honesty, and appreciation for self and other.
There are diverse relationship constellations and all are welcomed and served with care, concern, and appreciation.
In family therapy, we pay attention to the family as a whole. The family is a unit in which all members impact and influence each other - even the silent ones. Working as a group and with a common goal, we explore harmful patterns and "stuck places" to create new possibilities in relating to one another.
There are various family forms and experiences and all are welcomed and served with care, concern, and appreciation.