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Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy

As a psychotherapist in Asheville, I work with adults dealing with a number of different life situations. Some individuals have one main issue that is creating difficulty in their lives, for others, there are many struggles with which they are dealing at any given point. I am happy to work with you wherever you are on your journey. My aim to to assist you in identifying and removing obstacles that prevent you from living a life that you love or being the person you aspire to be. I have particular experience and interest in the following areas:

  • Relationship and Intimacy Issues
  • Personal Boundaries, People Pleasing and Codependency
  • Life Direction and Transitions
  • Communication Challenges
  • Social Anxiety
  • Low Self Esteem and Inner Critic/Perfectionism
  • Sexuality
  • Work and Career Questioning
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family of Origin Relationship Conflicts

Specific Areas of Clinical Interest:

Individual Counseling for Men

Men have a unique set of challenges in our western culture. In my individual counseling practice, I work with men of all ages to explore their particular struggles in meeting societal expectations that have been transmitted through the media, their families of origin, and popular culture. Together, we can target your areas of concern and problem solve ways to facilitate progress. I offer particular guidance in the following domains:

 

  • Knowing and Expressing Feelings
  • Effective Communication
  • Emotional Intimacy Skills
  • Boundary Setting

Narcissistic Abuse & Developmental Trauma

Early childhood neglect and emotional abuse leave long lasting scars. As adults, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and chronic guilt are just a few of the potential manifestations of these early wounds. When parental needs come first in a family system and the child’s needs are usurped, the family is considered narcissistic. A parent need not fit a clinical definition of narcissism, although this is often the case. Working with adults of all ages who struggle with the echoes of narcissistic abuse including difficulty with people pleasing, co-dependency and unsatisfying relationships may involve the following:

 

  • Increasing Understanding of Internal States
  • Healing the Inner Child
  • Respectful Adult Communication & Assertivness