Personal Growth

Has it been a while since you’ve felt like yourself?


Life can be hard. There’s no smooth road for any of us. Things change. Trauma happens. We all have growing edges and could use some extra support.


At some point you may have wondered if you’re on the right path. Perhaps someone in your life recommended reaching out for help. When you're feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, anxious, depressed, or lost, one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself is giving therapy and counseling a try. Working with a therapist is an invitation to self-care. An investment just like the dentist, a gym membership, or meal subscription. You are unique and have your own particular strengths and challenges. 


Sessions with me are a safe place to explore thoughts and feelings, as we untangle the complicating stuff that comes with being human. Each of us are unique individuals and because of this, our approaches to healing, growth, and development are equally unique. 

Some focus areas

No matter how resilient you are, at some point we all encounter loss. Whether it's the ending of a marriage, developing a chronic illness, financial hardship, or death of someone we love, grieving these changes can feel like the end of the world. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to face emotional pain, find joy in unlikely places, make new meaning, restore harmony, and move on with the business of living.

Grief and Loss

We hear that being a man has its advantages. You rarely hear how developing healthy masculinity can feel like a real burden. Whatever it means to be a "man," much less a "good man," comes with a set of complex and hidden challenges that typically go unnoticed and unheard.  


Sometimes us guys are reluctant to talk about our inner worlds. We may even be disconnected from them. You can coax us into getting that physical check-up at the doctor, but the thought of going to therapy is admitting defeat, having to ask for help, or a last-ditch waste of time where we'll be forced to "get in touch with our emotions." And of course we feel that way. There is a pattern of socializing vulnerability, sensitivity, and responsiveness out of men and boys in our culture. 


Well, let me clear the air. Relational and emotional health are just as important as physical health. In fact, they go together like peanut butter and jelly. I've been coaching men and boys on developing healthy communication, relationships, and masculinity for over a decade. As a therapist, I regularly work with men (both cisgender and transgender), who are struggling with body issues, dealing with anger, feeling pressure to manage work and social lives—and these are contributing to anxiety and depression.  


So, if curious about therapy, shoot me an email. I'm listening. 

Men, boys, and developing a healthy sense-of-self

Consensual relationships that encompass multiple people are not for everyone. However, in my experience many clients find them to be rewarding for a lifetime. When the time comes that you and your partners are seeking therapy, locating a clinician who is affirming of, and adept in the language of open polyamorous relationships can be an obstacle - even in Atlanta. If you're currently open, poly, or practice polyfidelity, or if you're curious about these kinds of relationships, I can help you navigate the complexity of multiple intimate partners. 

Polyamory and multi-partner relationship support

Being a rock star in your chosen occupation, without becoming overly occupied by it is a challenge worth our focus and attention in therapy. With so many of us pulled between work projects, building relationships, responsibilities at home, and squeezing in a social life, it's no surprise that more than 1 in 4 Americans describe themselves as overly stressed.


I totally understand—I'm super passionate about what I do and you'll find me talking about ideas with other clinicians ALL the time. Like you I've also been known to sacrifice my well-being for a deadline; however, if I may paraphrase a line from singer-songwriter Emily Saliers, "While your flame never faltered, even in the fiercest wind, even the strongest wick grows dim and sick when it's burning at both ends." 


A certain amount of stress is useful in spurring creativity, but the key to a healthy relationship with stress lie in a couple of places: Rhythm + Harmony

Work-Life Support for the Busy Professional

Of course, we clinicians who provide care for the public also need brave spaces to accept care for ourselves—not only to nurture relational health in general, but also to ensure a healthy boundary between our personal stuff and our work with patients.


Whether you're a mental health professional, primary care doctor, surgeon, nurse, physical therapist, or specialize in communication disorders, you may be navigating your own self-worth, intimate relationships, or just feeling burnout. We've all been there. At any rate, you too deserve a place to feel vulnerable and disentangle problems. 


My office complex is secluded, private, and shared by a variety of professional services outside the field of psychotherapy. However, I also offer in-office sessions (meaning your office if you have one) with no additional commute fee—so you’ll never run into familiar faces...except mine. 

Relational Health for Clinicians

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