My Approach to Helping
My work combines a psychoanalytic approach combined with helping people learn how to listen to the unique and creative way in which our body carries wisdom, information and unprocessed experiences. It is important for us to tell the story of what has happened to us and to have our stories held in a compassionate manner. If we already know our story and find ourselves still stuck in old behaviors, thoughts and patterns, then learning to listen and experience how our bodies hold meaning for what's still unresolved or unknown is a valuable skill.
This gentle process of listening is helpful with many issues: co-dependency, trust, action blocks, grief, relationship patterns, painful patterns of behavior, unlived desires, caretaking vs creativity, depression, work dissatisfactioncareer, opening to love, unworthiness, spiritual and intimacy issues. I support clients in coming in contact with what feels difficult inside while exploring how their inner life operates.
I enjoy working with yogis, fellow therapists, meditators, 12 steppers, health care professionals, spiritual seekers, artists and those desiring to learn to feel, all within a slow, gentle context that supports each person's individual way of opening. I also teach deep intrapsychic listening and holding skills to individuals, groups and other professionals.