My Approach to Helping
Psychotherapy for Mindfulness Meditators and Those Interested in Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness can help us see when we need extra help, and can help the process of helping ourselves.
Have you noticed difficult thoughts and feelings that repeat in ways that cloud your judgment or sap your confidence? Whether you are a long-time mediator or new to mediation, I invite you to consider psychotherapy as a way to enhance you meditation practice by approaching repeating mental, emotional and behavioral patterns in a new way.
As a long-time meditator and an experienced psychotherapist, I would be pleased to work with you. I have found that psychotherapy has helped my meditation practice and that my meditation practice has helped me in my own therapy and as a therapist. With open willingness and honesty, real change can come.
While we can't control the ceaseless change in our lives, we can find ways to ease some of the helplessness and isolation of long-standing pain patterns. The protected nature of therapy provides safety for you to explore. This can help restore your dignity, your sense of humor and your trust in your intuitive wholeness.
I work with people who are struggling with anxiety or depression, relationship problems and other difficult circumstances, including chronic emotional and physical illness and long-standing struggles from early difficulties in your lives.
I work with meditators in small groups cultivating self-compassion toward their pain and suffering. Some meditation experience is required for these groups, including taking the 8-week Mindful Self Compassion class.
There is more information about my meditation background and current work, and about adults with other concerns that I work with, on my website, listed above. You do not have to be a meditator to come see me in therapy.