My Approach to Helping
I practice traditional talk therapy with individuals, couples, and families to address a variety of mental health concerns by thoughtfully integrating various theoretical perspectives and techniques depending on the client's concerns.
Also, I am a certified yoga instructor, and due to the natural overlap between psychological health and yogic practices, I tend to approach therapeutic healing from a perspective that acknowledges the mind-body connection by utilizing traditional psychological theories and interventions along with contributions from the yoga tradition.
For clients who are interested in this kind of work, the result is a path to healing and wellness that relies heavily on mindfulness and awareness practices throughout the process.
More Info About My Practice
I currently do not take insurance but do offer a sliding scale on my fees if your life situation makes therapy otherwise inaccessible.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy can serve a variety of purposes. It can be a place to explore or work through past hurt and struggles. It can be a place to set new goals and determine future dreams. It can be a source of support or the nudge you need to make desired changes. It could be all of these things and more.
The true purpose of psychotherapy really depends on the client and his/her reason for seeking services.
My Role as a Therapist
I see my role as a therapist as a companion on some of life's more difficult journeys, offering support and providing space for reflection and exploration, but ultimately letting the client determine the path.