My Approach to Helping
I believe in the transformative power of curiosity and am deeply committed to bringing it into everything I do and everyone I meet with. Mental health and wellness look different on everyone. Context is key. But the underlying factor to a felt sense of wellness is the capacity for flexible and compassionate engagement with your own thoughts, feelings, and actions. When you find yourself full of self-criticism or feeling down and are questioning whether to seek support, I believe this is your system letting you know that old patterns, which were learned at some point to protect you in your past, are not letting you move into your future whole and well.
More Info About My Practice
When working with me, we will slow down in an effort to make room for curiosity and compassion while exploring issues arising from anxiety, panic, stuckness, and depression, along with experiences of loss and grief related to developmental, physical, or sexual trauma. Anything getting in the way of you thriving will become the entry into your discovery and in partnering. We will find those areas that have been challenging and transform them into opportunities for fresh and meaningful discoveries within yourself and your relationships.
My Role as a Therapist
I think of my role as a therapist as a maker of space. Space to look around inside and out with curiosity and care. Someone who deeply listens and works with you to help reflect your choices, your thoughts, your actions and with compassion to see if there might be ways to transform any thoughts, feelings, or ways of doing things that are getting in your way. So that you can experience your life and yourself in connection with the people and the world around you.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Finding the perfect psychotherapist for you, and your process is important to me not only because research shows that one of the most important factors contributing to transformative work is a solid rapport between yourself and your therapist, but also because I believe in everyone getting the care they need.
The best way to feel out the potential for a grounded and comfortable rapport between us is by taking some time to talk about what is bringing you to therapy, what you are looking for in your therapist, and what you're hoping to work on.
If, after sharing your concerns, challenges, and goals with me, you feel good about our conversation we'll schedule a time to meet ongoingly on a weekly basis.