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Hiraeth ("here/eye/th") is a Welsh word that, loosely translated, means a homesickness for a place you may have never been; a longing for something you have never had.

We believe this word captures the reason most people seek out psychotherapy.  While the easiest (and most commonly given) reason might be “to reduce pain” or “alleviate suffering,” most are ultimately seeking something that they can’t fully describe, and quite often have never experienced.  You reach out to a therapist because you have hope that something could be different, even if you don’t know what it looks like or how to ask for it.

Client Focus

We provide psychotherapy to:

  • Children (ages 7+)

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Couples

Clinical Concerns

While we work with a wide range of concerns, particular areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety and fear

  • Depression

  • Relationship/intimacy concerns

  • Self-doubt and uncertainty

  • Trauma

  • Emptiness/detachment

  • Grief

  • Existential concerns

  • Identity exploration

Treatment Approach

We use methods that are based upon psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, relational, emotion-focused and existential therapies.  We incorporate research on attachment theory and neuroscience in our work.  We also draw from feminist and multi-cultural approaches.  You can read a detailed description of our approach to therapy here.

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