I’m in love with people. My #1 passion? People. We all have innate healing potential, we yearn toward what’s good and nurturing inside. My job is to foster this for you. I tailor-make my therapy approach to who you are. One size does not fit all, and your therapy will be as uniquely yours. Doing therapy is not a ‘job’ for me. It’s who I am. It’s a joy and way of Being. When I first meet you—or talk to you as a prospective client–I feel I’m about to open a gift, unwrap a prize. I’m about to enter your world, a vast interior universe of your past and present. This is your treasure, and this is where we’ll create your future. I’m committed to be with you, my client, in the way I most treasure: creating a safe, sacred space for you to reveal who you are. As you bare your vulnerable emotional skin, I relate to you authentically, honestly, gently. As we work toward your goals, I feel honored you allow me into your life, and share who you are. I’m privileged you might allow me to explore your life and understand you. When we come closer to our fear, without running away, we’re able to sit with it, we see more clearly how we’re judging ourselves. We are our biggest critic. In therapy I hope to help you befriend yourself. In turn, this touches every aspect of who you are in the world–with your partner and family to colleagues, strangers–and everyone and everything in between. Our therapeutic relationship—my interaction with you–embodies a spirit of empathy and compassion. As I begin to get to know you from inside out, I gaze at you as a parent looks at their newborn infant, with infinite tenderness and unconditional acceptance, I hold for you a time + space for healing. Who we are, how we connect and don’t, our wishes and needs, our fantasies and shivers, our tears and fears, our longing and aches . . . everything about people excites me. I’m interested and curious about you. I marvel at you, in awe that you’re thinking about exploring your inscape—your internal world. When I see you wanting to help yourself, I’m moved, enthralled. This is the very best of humanity: when we stumble and falter, fail and make mistakes—but we want to do better. We pick ourselves off the floor and try again. This is where we shine. You want to be better, do better–I’m humbled by you. No matter how hard it feels, you’re reading these words and it means some part of you wants to grow, change. Maybe you’re inspired, called to action. Maybe you feel desperate and scared to reach out, but determined. Perhaps apprehensive or anxious to show yourself to a therapist. All this is normal. It takes guts to go down this path. I’m blown away by your bravery. I hope to earn your trust that I will support and guide you to where you want to go. People are my #1 love. For almost 40 years, I’ve literally loved my clients, and along the way, racked up a wealth of training and experience in multiple mental health contexts. Please reach out for a complementary phone consult!
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Adjustment Disorder Treatment, Aging Concerns Therapy, Anxiety Treatment, Binge Eating Disorder Treatment, Body Dysmorphia Treatment, Body Image Issues Treatment, Bulimia Nervosa Treatment, Burnout Treatment, Career Counseling, Chronic Pain or Illness Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Couple Therapy, Couples Counseling, Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Depression Treatment, Depth Therapy, Divorce Therapy, Eating Disorder Treatment, Eclectic Therapy, Emotional Eating Therapy, Existential Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Family Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment, Gottman Method Therapy, Grief or Loss Therapy, Guided Meditation, Highly Sensitive Person Therapy, Holistic Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Infidelity Therapy, Insomnia Treatment, Interpersonal Therapy, Job Stress Therapy, Major Depressive Disorder Treatment, Marriage Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Online Treatment, Panic Disorder Treatment, Person-Centered Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Transpersonal Therapy, and Women's Issues Therapy
Dr. Ranjan Patel