My Approach to Helping
There are a lot of possible ways you could have arrived at this moment. You may be hoping to live a life that is more integrated and true to your values. You may have had some previous therapy experiences that didn’t quite suit you and your concerns. You may have or wish for a spiritual practice like meditation to help you become more grounded and centered in your life, and you hope to find a healing path that incorporates these aspects of yourself. As a therapist, I help navigate and guide you toward your goals so that, in time, you are able to navigate and guide yourself.
It takes courage to reach out for help and I am honored to offer you support. Having walked the path of therapy from an early age myself, I am familiar with the challenges and benefits it can bring. My own positive experiences as a client were what drew me to become a psychotherapist. My motivation as a therapist is that "I would like to help others in the ways I have been helped."
I appreciate being invited into the inner worlds of my clients and navigating this terrain. Working together collaboratively, we explore ways to heal your body, heart, and mind. These investigations can include current issues as well as core, long-standing concerns in your life. As we take a look at your limiting patterns, we can discover new ways of being that invite more spaciousness and options into your life and your experience.
Please reach out if you would like to learn more. I have immediate openings for both in person and telehealth (video and phone) sessions, and would be honored to support you.
More Info About My Practice
I can provide an automated monthly receipt (superbill) to submit to your insurance company for services provided by an out-of-network provider. If you have a PPO plan and would like to research your benefits, you can call your insurance provider and ask them the following questions: What is my deductible? How much of it has been met, if any? Once the deductible has been met, what is the allowed amount per therapy session (if available)? Once the deductible has been met, what percentage of the allowed amount will I be reimbursed? Typical reimbursement rates range between 30-70% of your plan's allowed amount. If you have a FSA or HSA, those pre-tax funds can be used for therapy as an eligible healthcare expense, for savings of approximately 30 percent. Alternately, if you qualify, you can take a tax deduction for therapy as a qualified medical expense.
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
The Hakomi Method is a key treatment modality in my practice. The Hakomi Method is a body-centered approach that blends Eastern spiritual wisdom with Western psychological understanding, aiding in the transformation of limiting patterns and increasing one's sense of fulfillment. I also employ The Work of Byron Katie - a simple inquiry practice into stressful thoughts that can be profoundly liberating. I recently completed a course by Eckhart Tolle's School of Awakening called "Becoming a Teacher of Presence" (2023). Regardless of which techniques are being used, my work is somatic (body-oriented) and experiential - with attention to the here and now, i.e. what is arising in this moment.