My Approach to Helping
We all know that life is full of messiness, but what if we didn’t have to hold it together? What if we didn’t show a version of ourselves or wear a facade? What if we could be really honest about our experiences, thoughts, and feelings? Sometimes it’s hard to find places to allow our chaos, confusion and pain to come out of hiding and be seen. My hope is that you find comfort and safety to allow the mess to show up. I believe therapy offers us the invitation to do something different — to choose a new way. It can be an uncomfortable and powerful offer to be seen, known and heard for who you really are.
My belief in therapy is centered around the healing power of relationships, because of that I pay attention to both our dynamic and communication as important tools in our work. Our therapeutic relationship can be the revealer of previous patterns, blocks, conflict styles and other relational tendencies. The question we get to lean into is, what are we going to do with this information? In my view, the counseling process is collaborative between us and can facilitate growth and change. I find focusing and building upon personal strengths, developing self-compassion and implementing new skills can bring about transformation. I practice from an attachment theory perspective, looking at primary caregiver relationships as a way to understand the role that connection plays in your life. I also practice from a perspective that our bodies are vital in the work of healing as they guide us to where the mending is needed. Memories, feelings, and trauma are held in our physical forms. My goal is to make a secure space for your body to be in whatever state it is in and for you to lovingly engage your complexity and glory.