My Approach to Helping
Are you experiencing a life transition, feeling stuck, or seeking deeper fulfillment? Let's discover the unknown path. Something different is emerging. You sense it. Let's create a relationship that serves the unfolding of your life in a way that is unique and authentic to your true nature.
I am committed to serving you, getting curious with you, and helping you identify your choices. I will support you in becoming more self-aware and tapping into your wisdom. I will encourage you to listen to various parts of yourself and offer ways you might integrate what you are learning about yourself into your life situations.
People seek therapy because something has become uncomfortable, some way of living feels too small. Your time is precious, and something is telling you to wake up. Paying attention seems to be a key element in people's growth and healing. Working with a therapist who brings attention to that which is just beyond your awareness can help you move forward - feeling more co-creative in how your life is taking shape! My training is in sacred, body-mind, and relational psychologies - and I have 15 years practice in mindfulness traditions. More and more research in neurobiology supports the value of mindfulness-based therapy that is grounded in a relational context. It's beneficial to find a practicioner who understands this. Mindfulness in a healing relationship helps resolve early childhood wounds; it addresses the many ways they get imprinted in your body-mind and hold you back from being most fully YOU.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
No matter where someone is on their journey or what specific issues they are working with, I believe psychotherapy helps people live into a larger sense of self.
It helps people realize their limiting habits in thought and action, and helps them identify more choiceful habits of mind and life.
Psychotherapy doesn't end pain, but it may reduce unncessary suffering.
Good therapy supports the depth and quality of attention people bring to their lives.
It also helps them expand self-compassion, self-trust, and self-acceptance... which then extend out to their relationships.
Psychotherapy can increase one's sense of meaning and purpose.
Many people report feeling more free, happy, whole, empowered, loving, lovable, and worthy.
I believe psychotherapy helps people experience their basic human goodness more fully. In this way, psychotherapy builds a bridge from personal growth based in mindfulness to relating in more meaningful ways with others.