Like you, I am on this journey to continually investigate and understand my own personal suffering. At first, my journey led to experimentation with drugs and alcohol then eventually to continual use. Luckily, I found a spiritual practice that was right for me consisting of meditation and mindfulness. Thus, I was able to face and manage those anxieties and fears — to some degree and this work is never done — which led to my attempt to escape via chemicals.
That experience, as well as many others, led to my interest in the field and why I eventually became a drug and alcohol counselor and therapist. Finding some degree of comfort within my own skin, led to my interest in how we in the helping profession and as psychotherapists can heal those we work with. I am particularly interested in how we can heal in relationships. This interest has naturally led to my study of attachment theory. In other words, who are we, and what do we bring into relationships?
Speaking of attachment theory and relationships, I am a couple therapist. My interest in couple therapy emerged out of a painful divorce. Because of that experience, I became very interested in how a strong relationship can deteriorate from a place of support and security to a place of hostility and distrust. I know first hand how difficult relationships can be, but I also know how fun and life-affirming they can be when you understand your partner and agree to principles of mutuality and security.
Again, thank you for visiting my site. I look forward to our journey!