My Approach to Helping
I offer a truly holistic approach that combines traditional talk therapy, art therapy, sand tray therapy, trauma informed energy work, reiki, guided imagery and other mind-body connection techniques. Integration of mind, body and soul are always a part of our work together and my priority is to support you in feeling safe and empowered.
I believe that by tending to our suffering, we make way for greater love, joy and peace in our lives. I support you in exploring parts of yourself that feel stuck, unseen, unheard, unworthy or afraid. I believe that symptom management alone isn't enough and that by understanding the underlying causes of your experiences and symptoms, you can experience deep healing and transformation. I work with clients who are ready to release old patterns, beliefs and ways of living that no longer serve them and move into new ways of living and showing up as their true authentic self.
More Info About My Practice
I practice from a psycho-spiritual and trauma informed lens and combine attachment theory, strengths based approaches and multiple mind-body connection techniques. I'm always happy to explain more about what each of these approaches means and what to expect in a session with me. Please feel free to contact me to schedule a free phone consultation.
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Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
The relationship between client and therapist can be a powerful healing vessel. It takes time to build and establish trust, and I won't expect you to trust me the moment you walk in the door. I also won't ask you to provide a detailed life history or time line in our first session (unless that feels good and helpful to you). Instead, I allow trust to build naturally over the course of our sessions and focus on establishing a sense of safety and empowerment in you. I always trust you to share what needs to be processed and explored exactly when you need to and feel ready to do so. I believe in the therapeutic process going at a pace that feels good to each individual client. Therapy doesn't have to feel overwhelming.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
A plethora or recent research has been providing evidence for what many therapists and clients have believed for quite some time. In many cases, what is labeled as a "disorder" or "mental illness" is actually a person reacting completely normally to something they have experienced or something that has happened to them in life. Research about traumatic events has taught us that people's reactions to trauma are not mental illness, but a normal reaction to an abnormal event or experience. Life experiences, especially traumatic ones, literally re-wire the brain, and therapy can also re-wire the brain back to a healthier state and often a state that can experience even greater well-being and resiliency than before.
I believe that everyone is doing the very best they can with the tools, resources and knowledge that they have available. Sometimes we come to a place where we realize that behaviors, thoughts or patterns that were helpful and protective, now seem to be getting in the way, no longer serving us, and hindering rather than helping. By exploring these, old ways of being can be released, healed and transformed and clients are able to step into new ways of being and living in alignment with their highest good.