Hello and welcome! My name is Jane Cobb and I've been a practicing psychotherapist for over 25 years. Below is some information I hope you'll find helpful about me and about therapy in general.
All good therapy begins with good listening, and I am here to listen to you without judgment. Whether you've been in therapy before or this is your first time, I will spend ample time getting to know you and what problems and concerns you're having. I will also devote time to learning your strengths and what kinds of things make you feel happy, content, or relaxed. From there we will identify together what you would like from therapy, and what a successful therapy experience would look like for you.
My approach is based on first establishing rapport with you, creating a safe place for you to talk about what's bothering you. While it may take a bit of time to get to know you, the benefit is that the better I know you, the more I can effectively adapt a plan to meet your needs.
As we embark on this journey together part of my role is to offer hope. As someone who has been providing therapy for many years, I have seen the dramatically beneficial difference therapy can make in a person's life. Whether you seek resolution of a specific problem, trauma, or goal, or whether your wish is to improve your self-esteem or to increase your overall satisfaction with life (for example: developing meaningful relationships, finding a gratifying job or career, etc.) therapy can help. Many situations which are overwhelming when faced alone become not only survivable, but can be rewarding turning points when you have an ally like a good therapist.
My professional experience includes training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, mind/body awareness, self-compassion, and EMDR. I am also a longterm meditation practitioner. Depending on your interests and needs, one or more of these approaches may be of benefit.
Together you and I will explore what you want and come up with a plan that is tailored to you. It's a worthwhile endeavor, and I invite you to take the first step by calling me.