Some synonyms for the word astute are sharp, clever, insightful, intuitive, crafty, calculating, and wise. I decided to name my practice after this word because I think it describes the journey we experience when trying to make meaningful change in therapy.
When we have a problem we decided to seek therapy for, we certainly don't feel sharp, clever, or insightful in the moment. When working with a well-matched therapist, motivated individuals can quickly start to feel that way as they learn to better understand their mind through the work.
In therapy, you can learn to be crafty in the way you alter your negative thinking patterns and calculating in the way you approach situations that have triggered you in the past. In doing this work we can quite literally turn your weaknesses into strengths as you develop a deeper insight into how your thoughts and feelings are affecting you as you move through life. I offer practical, solution-focused interventions for motivated individuals of all ages. You don’t need to know exactly where you want to be, just that you’re ready to move on from wherever you are.
My client’s are interested in reworking the way they think and behave in order to reduce mental strain, feel better equipped to take on their responsibilities, and work through any personal challenges. I believe in choosing a therapeutic approach best suited for each individual and their situation. My eclectic style could include aspects of behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution focused techniques. I am also a fan of caring for our entire selves and may assist you in exploring holistic options available for meeting your goals.
Coming to therapy for the fist time might not feel very natural and can be anxiety provoking so I put great effort into creating a warm and welcoming environment and use a simple conversational therapy style conducive to helping ease tension and foster trust.
Anxiety & Stress Management
Work/ Life balance