Life presents us with challenges on a daily basis. Your individual process in surmounting these challenges can be informative about the person you are. Change can occur by a combination of increasing awareness of the self and what motivates you, and a clear assessment of what is truly important to you.
What do you value? For most of us, the values we hold provide us with direction in life. And also for most of us, our values get clouded by the white noise provided by the world around us. I can help you bring those values to light and I will challenge you to take actions that serve those values.
People establish their behavior patterns over the course of their lives. Shaped by family, loved ones, educators, society; by the time we reach adulthood, the way we act and react has become engrained. In many cases our style of acting and interacting can be problematic. Often it is our negative emotions such as fear and insecurity that dictate our actions for us. This type of approach can impede our progress in life and keep us “stuck.” Work with me to uncover the patterns you have developed and select behaviors more in line with your values.
Areas of Specialization
Relationship concerns, Divorce
Adult children of divorced families
Chronic illness (patients and loved ones)
Health behavior change
Life transition (young adulthood, independence, marriage)
About Dr. Westheimer
Dr. Westheimer grew up in Houston, Texas, where he resided through high school. He attended The Colorado College for his undergraduate studies where he majored in Spanish. After college, Dr. Westheimer went to spend several years in the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked in digital advertising around the time of the first dot com boom. He became interested in psychology and mental health while conducting research on refugee mental health with a professor of psychology in San Francisco.