“there
are
feelings.
you haven’t felt yet.
give them time.
they are almost here.”

—nayyirah waheed

Therapy Specialities

Philosophy and Approach

When you start therapy with us, the first session or couple of sessions generally involve discussing your goals, intentions, what you want to understand or see change, and making plans together for how to get you there. It is also a time for your therapist to get to know who you are and what you’re about, and for you to get a sense of your therapist and her style. We value your expertise on your own history and your experience past and present. We bring to the table knowledge of psychology and relationships, experience as psychotherapists, and expertise in our areas of specialization.

We ask you to be an active participant in your therapy to get the most out of it. Of course, healing doesn’t happen in 50 minutes a week. This means that you actively reflect on our discussion in session, participate in developing and refining the plan, and follow through with any out-of-session work (this is not meant to be rigid—it includes instances where you did not do what was planned, but come back with a new understanding of what was hard or why the plan was not the best direction). This is a collaborative process, and the point of it is to move your experience in the direction you want it to go.

Your therapist will also be an active participant in your therapy, and will welcome feedback from you about your experience of therapy. We will periodically check in about progress, and whether you are getting what you want out of it.