Who can benefit from psychotherapy?

  • Everyone! Anyone who struggles with specific concerns with their mental health, well-being, life's dilemmas, or wants to explore aspects of their experiences and how they live in the world.

What are the reasons for seeking therapy?

  • If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, school problems, relationship difficulties, difficulty adjusting to new situations, grief and loss, anger and irritability, or other situations causing concern about your mental health.

  • Gaming/Tech/Social Media or other forms of internet and media are causing distress in your life or the lives of family/friends/colleagues.

  • Personal exploration and existential questions. Discuss meaning, purpose, freedom, free will, death, and/or being-in-the-world.

  • Integrating and/or understanding of past experiences and how they may be impacting you today.

What methods does Alan use in therapy?

  • Psychodynamic and Existential: A modern blend of psychoanalysis and human science psychotherapy. A contemporary approach to what is known as "The Talking Cure."

  • Humanistic Therapy: Appreciating the human being as an individual with their own unique way of experiencing life, and not boiling people down to a diagnosis and checklist of symptoms. Also known as meeting you where you are or person-centered therapy.

  • Play Therapy and Sand Tray: For youth and adults! Utilizing play and the sand tray is a great way to express yourself when words are difficult to find.

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Understanding how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other and your life.

  • Mindfulness: Meditation and calming techniques.

What is our first meeting going to be like?

  • I think building trust and rapport with my clients is incredibly important. Our first meeting will help us see if I am the correct therapist for you or your child. We can also talk about what you are looking to get out of our time working together.