My Approach to Helping
I believe that with the right approach, deep commitment and a little creativity, that anyone, regardless of history or circumstance has within them already the capacity for healing and transformation. As a transpersonal counselor, art therapist and certified Hakomi practitioner, I take a holistic approach that engages body, mind, and spirit. Rather than just having a conversation about how you feel, we will utilize experiential and creative methods to engage your embodied experience. In an atmosphere of safety and deep care, we will work together to study and map your you internal state, with a specific focus on the untapped potentials within you. Through compassionately holding the places where you feel stuck it becomes possible to have greater insight and more freedom to respond in new ways. I truly love what I do and feel honored to be able to witness those I work with in the sacred work of personal growth and self-actualization.
More Info About My Practice
I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship greatly determines its success. Finding the right therapist can be a process and I believe that shouldn't come at a cost to you. For this reason, I offer free introductory consultations where we can meet in person and assess if I would be the best practitioner for you.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I encourage people to really take the perspective that they can "interview" prospective therapists. It is important to feel empowered to bring up concerns you may have, particularly if you have had disappointing therapeutic experiences in the past. It is important that a therapist respond openly with a sense of genuineness in answering any questions you have. It can be helpful before your initial consultation to write down anything you might want to ask that could help you further assess potential fit.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I have direct experience with the all of the modalities I offer and they have all been effective tools in my own personal development. I have deep compassion and respect for those I sit with, as I know the work of self transformation is not always easy. I continue to engage regularly in mindfulness practice, art-making and somatic therapies as part of my commitment to my own personal growth and self care. While I know what it's like to access painful wounds in this work, I also know the joy that comes from breaking through long standing limiting beliefs and experiences.