My Approach to Helping
As an integrative therapist, I see my primary role as one of seeing possibility, not pathology. I aim to reinforce connection and infuse your relationships with vibrancy, curiosity, and kindness. I help my clients connect with their own resources, enabling them to cultivate a nourished and authentic life. I am passionate about reconnecting to the intuitive gut feelings each of us have, and about helping my clients follow these feelings. You are the expert on yourself, and trusting in yourself is key to my practice.
I am accepting, relational, and engaged. I value the unique path you are on, and realize that integration is personal and varied. I offer a multidimensional strength-based approach that incorporates experiential models, Gestalt, EMDR, attachment, somatic work, mindfulness, and expressive arts.
My specialties include loss and grief, transitions and trauma, and couples counseling. Loss, trauma, and stress can impede your happiness and the flow of your life. Healing happens within brokenness and confusing. When things fall apart, real growth can occur. Of course your life wont be the same after a significant loss, but experiencing your feelings and following their natural course will allow you to adjust to living on. It can be very useful to find healthy ways to work with your pain so that, in time, it can transform you, renew you and permit you to grow into your new way of being. I use a variety of modalities to work with obstacles so that you can return to living life instead of just coping with it.
In relationship counseling, you will learn different ways of communicating and expressing yourself, how to make boundaries while forging closeness, and other empowering skills. I work from both the inside/out and the outside/in? supporting discernment and self-inquiry while investigating stuck behaviors, cycles, and patterns. Connection is the cornerstone to building intimacy, trust, and relational resilience. When you begin to discover your partner in the here and now, you can focus on what matters most to you both.