My Approach to Helping
My approach is spiritually oriented, integrative, and highly collaborative. I integrate a number of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, from EMDR to mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy to depth psychology, to guided imagination. I bring a trauma and attachment lens into all of my work, as well as internal family systems, and emotional literacy perspective. I draw on each aspect of my training intuitively in session, and I always hold my clients in warmth, genuine compassion, and non-judgment. Above all, I view each of my clients as a whole, not as a set of behaviors or symptoms -- I view each client as multi-faceted, layered, complex, and entirely worthy of love.
Spiritually oriented therapy is therapy that takes seriously the importance of the spiritual side of one's life, especially during life's most challenging times. Spiritually oriented therapy does not seek to impose any set of pre-formulated beliefs or dogmas. Rather, it assists the client in their own process of making meaning. Additionally, spiritually oriented therapy appreciates the transpersonal as it occurs in life and in the therapy relationship. Check out https:deeperwelltherapy.com for more information. Self-love and self-compassion are highly emphasized in my practice. I always have oracle cards by my side in sessions as a way to help more visual clients get to the root of what is coming up in the session and in life, and I sometimes weave astrology into my strengths-based approach.
More Info About My Practice
I am committed to assisting you in creating a healing and non-judgmental space where you feel safe and know that your internal life matters. I also provide Psychedelic Integration for anyone who has had an entheogen-induced non-ordinary state of consciousness outside of my office, and prior to the beginning of our work together. These experiences can be profound and life-transformative, and they can also bring up a lot or alter the sense of self in a lingering way. This kind of integration work is actually really similar to trauma work, because it involves the integration of an experience that is incredibly difficult to put into words.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
This process feels nothing short of sacred to me. It is sacred to hold a private, confidential space where anything can be shared in non-judgment, where vulnerability is skillfully held, and transformation occurs, for both of us. I love that I can practice service and compassion with so many people. I am grateful beyond words.
There is a magic that happens in any kind of 1:1 healing or therapy session. It is not something that can be called on at will, but it can manifest in phenomena such as parallel dreams, thinking the same thing at the same time, shared somatic experiences pertaining to the material that is coming up, or a shared experience of the energy in the (virtual) room shifting. It is from this transpersonal space in the therapy relationship that intuitive insights can emerge for both of us. It reminds me of how precious each person is, and how much magic and mystery shimmers through each life, despite what can seem like a lot of pain and hardship. My clients remind me of this all the time, and it is an absolute privilege.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to help you find your own inner knowing, your inner authority, your sovereignty, your soul-voice, whatever you want to call it, and then cherish that as the highest spiritual authority in your life. I view myself as merely a skilled facilitator of your own self-healing process and your own discovery of your potential, your intuition and your personal power. I always have the image of people coming to me with a broken bone. I know how to safely set the bone, but then the bone heals itself. It's really amazing to watch.