My Approach to Helping
[NOTE: MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL.]
I believe we all have a deeply whole, wise and playful self that we can live from more fully. We will work together within a compassionate, safe environment where you can learn to trust yourself once more, and begin to explore concerns or fears that are holding you back. I will help you with this process, and through it you will rediscover the wisdom you have always held, and which will guide you in decisions and choices facing you now. A decade and a half of deep study and practice in yogic and eastern meditative traditions helps guide and inform our work together as well. I look forward to supporting you in unfolding and healing into the fullness of your now and future self.
More Info About My Practice
I am in network for Aetna, Lifewise, Blue Cross and Cigna insurance, I am an out-of-network provider for many other insurance plans, such as Providence and ODS. Working out of network with me can happen easily as I offer billing services. My website's Schedule an Appointment page contains very helpful pointers for working with your insurance company.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
It is true that there has historically been some resistance to psychotherapy, or perhaps people were seen as "crazy" or "flawed" or "weak". This is terribly sad, but probably comes from many sources, including the idea that we should be able to solve our own problems, or solve them within the family or the relationship. Old ideas of insanity based on historic treatment of schizophrenia, for example, can feed into this image. Today, more and more people are realizing that it can prove incredibly helpful to have an objective, trained and licensed practitioner with which to share difficulties. Many folks see a therapist off an on for years as part of an overall health regimen that includes massage, yoga, and more. Once our issues move from being stuck in the mind only, to being said out loud to a skilled other, more becomes possible. In time, options open up, as do other ways of approaching the problem that were not seen. Our families also teach us our 'ways of being', which may be repetitive thinking such as, "nothing can change", "I don't deserve more", or "everyone is unhappy, that's just the way it is". In therapy, we challenge these old messages, and find incredible freedom with the script that you are now able to write for your life. Spaciousness can be found. Therapy becomes a means of support and change, rather than the old idea of being weak or flawed. We all are merely humans reacting to similar events found in cultures everywhere. This is incredibly freeing.