Why are we the way we are? Are we really capable of change? These questions have puzzled me throughout my life. There are times in life when we feel like we are swimming against the tide. We need a lifeline to guide us through the waves. I have learned that telling of our story to someone who really cares and fully listens, helps in healing. I see change as possible, and therapy as a guiding light in the storm.
I value the complexity and uniqueness of people and am inspired by the personal struggles and triumphs of my clients. Many clients come to therapy with distressing symptoms such as unrelenting sadness and grief or overwhelming anxiety and panic attacks. Together, we discover the meaning behind these symptoms as well as what changes are possible to improve their lives. I believe that by understanding why we are the way we are, we can make informed decisions that will improve our lives. Therapy is a journey, a safe haven, a healing process and an experience of self-discovery.
My theoretical orientation is broad based. I am educated in multiple therapies and incorporate several different therapies into treatment depending on my client, their particular situation, preferences and experience. I utilize therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Strategic Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, DBT, ACT, Insight Oriented Therapy, Solution Oriented Therapy, Existential Therapy and Gottman’s Couples Therapy. Overall, I believe that what works in therapy is more important than strictly adhering to one particular theoretical orientation.
Paige has been my therapist for nearly 2 years. I selected Paige because of her experience with anxiety patients, and this has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I find our therapy sessions very relaxed and conversational, instead of me talking for one hour and receiving short responses of acknowledgement. Paige has provided me with wonderful direction and advice to help manage my anxiety and deal with my perfectionism, as well as much needed gentle perspective regarding the true root cause of my issues. I am so thankful to be one of Paige’s clients.
I have been receiving therapy from Paige off and on for several years. Paige has helped me to identify and manage my anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive behaviors through providing clinical information, personal insight, relaxation techniques and other helpful strategies. She provides support, gives her clients her full attention, is kind, caring and empathic. Her office provides a relaxed, quiet and comfortable setting. I have had other therapists in the past, and feel that these qualities of the practice are important, and not all practices are the same. I drive between 40 to 60 miles from home or work to my appointments with Paige and it is definitely worth the trip because having a good, trusting relationship with a therapist is important to me.
Paige was the turning point in my daughter’s wellness. She didn’t just think about medicine as the answer. She gave my daughter tools to manage her anxiety and depression that are still effective today. She worked with my husband and I and our daughter to help us all do what was best for her recovery. She was always professional, caring, and understanding and helped us through a difficult time in our lives.
Paige devotes her time and energy to me when I see her. I know she is really listening to me and wants to help me. The techniques she teaches are useful to me now, and will be forever. Her amazing strategies, listening skills and sincerity got me through the roughest time in my life.
I began working with Paige after the death of my father. Working through my grief and loss and having to reframe the challenges that I faced were extremely difficult. Paige was instrumental in helping me work through many changes with my family and my work. I was able to turn my loss into a “new normal” which helped me to regain my confidence in myself. Thank you, Paige.