I am glad you are here, you are important and valued. Now, I am wondering what brings you here. Maybe you feel lost or overwhelmed, maybe you feel lonely and confused, or maybe your relationship feels strained. Whatever it may be, therapy can offer both help in understanding the struggles you are going through and guidance on how to navigate life’s challenges and cope with stress in a more effective way. If you are new to therapy, it may feel overwhelming to reach out for help and to confide in a stranger, yet taking this first step may be the beginning of your healing journey. I am passionate about guiding people towards greater self-awareness and a clear sense of purpose. I would love to work with you and help you achieve a greater sense of meaning and balance in your life.

Individual Therapy

Therapy is confidential.

Individual psychotherapy is a confidential process designed to address dissatisfaction in people’s lives and treat a wide range of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, personality disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. Whether you feel stuck, stressed, lost, or want to feel more confident in life, therapy can assist you by providing a safe and private space, where you can explore your deepest thoughts and feelings without being judged or criticized. 

Therapy is hard work.

Psychotherapy is grounded in the therapist-client relationship and greatly depends on the client’s active participation. If you are thinking about starting therapy, you can expect that during a session, you will be encouraged to explore your thoughts, feelings, and attitudes that you have about yourself and others around you. This process takes time and effort and may feel overwhelming and unpleasant at times. You may uncover some issues that you were not aware of before therapy or may experience negative feelings such as sadness, confusion, guilt, and frustration. That is a normal and important part of the therapeutic process. Confronting and working through these feelings and emotions may result in greater mental resilience and fortitude. 

Therapy is effective and beneficial.

Psychotherapy is effective in creating a lasting change and long-term mental health improvements. Participating in therapy may help you find new ways of solving personal and interpersonal issues, developing effective communication skills, and increasing self-confidence and self-esteem. It may help you gain a better understanding of your behavior, feelings, and emotions and develop more effective ways of coping with difficult situations and stress in your life. 

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Couples Therapy

Building and maintaining healthy relationships can be challenging, especially with those who we love and care about the most. The acts of setting unrealistic expectations and sacrificing personal happiness can often lead to an internal build-up of all kinds of negative emotions, including sadness, frustration and resentment towards each other. Unmet and unexpressed expectations may turn into feelings of annoyance, disconnect, mistrust, and betrayal.

It is important to understand that conflict is an inevitable component of being in a relationship. Learning how to safely navigate arguments and disagreements while showing each other respect and empathy is the key to a long-lasting and healthy relationship. Couples therapy can help explore interpersonal problems, change dysfunctional patterns of interactions and foster a new kind of understanding between partners, while creating a sense of trust, safety, and stability in the relationship.

Change takes courage and commitment.

“I believe that people can change if they truly want to, and that no obstacle can be greater than one’s determination to pursue personal goals and dreams. Yet, change is hard. It takes time, patience, repeated failure and perseverance to change old habits, negative ways of thinking, and maladaptive lifestyles. Change takes both courage to step onto the path of self-discovery and curiosity to explore the yet unknown parts of yourself. I believe that a path to greater self-awareness is the ultimate path to emotional and mental freedom. Anyone can choose to walk this path and to commit to self-improvement, but not everyone may feel compelled to. Nevertheless, it is a matter of personal choice rather than ability.”

– Olga Maly

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