My Approach to Helping
I know that choosing a therapist is a big decision. It's important to find someone who you feel you can connect with and who understands what you want from therapy. I am interested in helping you create more of the life you want. Sometimes we know what the barriers are and other times, we don't. Sometimes we know, but we don't have the experience or the skills to make the necessary changes. In my work, I like to find the right combination of skills, techniques, and practices for each individual. I have found through my own experience that the more I can accept the present moment as it is, the more I can then move forward in my life and step into my preferred ways of being. When we can slow down and begin to see our problems with clarity and without judgment, we invite the parts of our brain that are better at reasoning, problem-solving, and compassion to come on board. We exit out of "fight, flight, or freeze" mode and re-engage with our natural wisdom. I would feel honored to accompany you on this path, providing support, teaching you new skills, encouraging you, and holding you accountable to the changes you want to make. As a DBT therapist, I am constantly balancing acceptance and change. While there is rarely perfect harmony, our experience is steadied by the constant movement back and forth, like a tree swaying in the wind. To me, this is the heart of life.