I became a therapist because I'm fascinated by why we think, feel and behave the way we do. There is nothing more powerful than becoming aware of our own tendencies and triggers. Once we know why, for instance, we are lashing out or being defensive, we can work to change that behavior.
I want to help my clients, whether they're individuals, couples or families, transition through whatever "stuck point" they may find themselves experiencing.
For my individual clients, this usually means identifying the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that perpetuate the patterns that keep us in distress. For couples and families, we want to enjoy the people we love but sometimes painful patterns of communication get in the way.
Whether these patterns are relatively new or deeply entrenched, therapy can help you do something different - something that creates less distress and more happiness in your partner and family relationships.
JUST THE FACTS ABOUT
Virginia Walton, MFT
What is therapy like with me? I have a warm but direct style that incorporates empathy and humor. I don't judge people's behavior. Being judged is not conducive to helping people open up and talk to one another in a less defensive way, which is an important goal of therapy. I know your time and money is valuable and I want to make our sessions as productive as possible. Before each session, I will already have a goal in mind based on what you want to accomplish in therapy.
I live in Denver with my husband and our 2 dogs, Milo and Paul. We have 2 children that are now 17 and 21. In my spare time I love to travel, get up to the mountains, eat good food, read about history and be with friends and family. I've struggled with my own anxiety and relationship issues. I love horror movies and I watch too much Netflix.