My Approach to Helping
Authenticity, curiosity, awareness, playfulness, humor, and responsiveness are the characteristics that guide my practice. During each session I will create space for us to discuss how our communication is going and invite you to share any concerns or awarenesses you have about our interactions. Mostly, you can expect that I will want to get to know you.
I'm a licensed therapist with master's degrees in both social work and early adolescent educations. Since 2002 I've been honored to help teens and adults who struggle with trauma, conflict, loss, grief, family and relationship conflicts, mood difficulties, anxiety, and various other challenges.
My years of Zen meditation have helped me cultivate a judgment-free and compassionate interest in my clients and their experiences. Focusing on our here-and-now relationship can help us discover belief patterns, perceptions, and thoughts that impede your personal growth. I'll help you explore your physical, spiritual, and emotional experience to help you boost clarity while creating coping skills that will work for you. I rely on mindfulness to expand your capacity for growth. Whether short or long term, therapy can shed light on long hidden relational patterns and questions. Most importantly, the therapeutic process can provide you with varied solutions, real change, and insight for the future. Please call me for a phone consultation so that we can discuss your specific needs.