My Approach to Helping
I specialize in relationship issues, including codependency. I can help you break old relationship patterns, attract a healthy partner, and bring your best self to a new relationship. There is often underlying attachment trauma with codependency. I address this using a somatic (body)-based psychotherapy that heals these wounds at the deepest level. I am trained in Hakomi and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. You are my ideal client if you are ready to change, self-aware and self-reflective - if you are committed to your own growth and development, and willing to put in the time and energy it takes to create a life you love.
If you are struggling with transitions in your life, such as divorce, relationships, menopause, career change, or identity, I can help. I've been there, so I know what you're going through. I work collaboratively with you to heal the conditions that go along with these challenging life stages, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and grief and loss.
When you are in balance, life works, and you know intuitively what choices will bring you joy and fulfillment. My hope is that you will find your center, and begin authentically expressing your Authentic, Essential Self in the world.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
It took me a long time to find out what I was meant to do. I came to be a psychotherapist late in life - in my mid-40's. I have truly loved every minute of it and hope to have the privilege of continuing this work for many years to come. I learned that it's never too late to find a career path that you are passionate about! I love being a psychotherapist because I love witnessing the growth of the human being. I love holding a sacred, safe space for you to explore your experience of life, including your whole range of emotion, both comfortable and uncomfortable. I love listening to your stories and discovering who you are so I can in turn remind you of who you are, because you might have forgotten. Sometimes you think that you are your anxiety, or you are your depression, or you are your trauma. Those are your experiences. Your true identity - your authentic, essential self, is still in there, and has perhaps been hidden by your experiences. Your light has been covered over, and you forgot that you were once joyous and free. I'm not promising sunshine and rainbows. I'm just confident that, if you feel like you are off-track, you are capable of healing your wounds, getting a handle on what feels out of control, making new, healthier choices, and creating a fulfilling, satisfying life. Though painful at times, you can go down a brave path to re-discovering your higher, wiser Self. We can take that journey together. I would be honored to accompany you.