Since you’re looking for a therapist, my best guess is that you’re tired of your current level of suffering. Entertainment, diversions, substances, processes, and relationships don’t stop you from suffering. Neither do self-help books, one-day seminars, or promises of instant ‘cure-alls.’
For real help, there needs to be an axe laid to the root of what causes you suffering: false beliefs, and ideas about: yourself, others, and the future. You’re taught to believe that you have a permanent identity (called the ego), and that if you pursue its desires and avoid its aversions, you’ll be happy. How has that worked for you so far?
In my transpersonal therapy practice, I work to lay bare the roots of the ego, and to show clients there is a different way to live. You can live a mindful, present-oriented life, where unnecessary suffering is gradually banished permanently. This includes any suffering due to depression, anxiety, and past painful experiences.
In our work together, I’ll introduce you to spiritual and psychological interventions that will help move you towards freedom: mindfulness practice, meditation practice, thought-busting (challenging thoughts that appear true but, are lies), making unconscious ‘programs’ within you conscious, and examining the patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that produce so much suffering.
Your own commitment to self-examination requires weekly or bi-weekly therapy meetings, and significant practice or ‘home-work’ which you do between sessions. Change doesn’t occur without effort but, effort pays off to decrease suffering more than you can imagine.
Come in for an introductory consult. I’m currently accepting private pay and Aetna clients, and may have room for Blue Cross/Blue Shield clients as of October 1st. I also have room for people in some groups and at retreats. More information can be found in the tabs at the top of this page: Groups, Retreats, Fees, etc.