My Approach to Helping
Do you have a hard time understanding and articulating your feelings? Do you feel stuck in patterns or relationships that aren’t working out? I help individuals and couples to gain the insight needed to identify what’s not working for them and to figure out where they want to be and how to get there.
Research shows that the healing process is most effective when our obstacles are seen, heard, safely held, and processed within a trusted relationship with a caring person. Our therapy sessions will be customized to help you gain the insight needed to identify what’s not working and to figure out where you want to be and how to get there.
Clients describe my style as calm, holistic, and compassionate. My work integrates research from divergent fields including neuroscience, attachment theory, epigenetics and trauma. I offer a wide range of grounding and mindfulness practices and use a body-based approach when appropriate, exploring the link between bodily sensations and emotions.
When we have a clear understanding of ourselves and our past programs and habits, we can begin the journey toward a more fulfilling life. Therapy provides us with the support, guidance and tools to navigate away from suffering and toward new, more satisfying ways of being. Call me today for a free 15 min phone consultation and we'll see if we're a good fit.
More Info About My Practice
My practice is inclusive of LGBTQ+ identifying people. I welcome individuals and couples of diverse identities, sexual orientations, and relationship structures.
My approach to therapy is relational, experiential and systemic. This means I believe that:
-We all possess the resources for growth, transformation and coping with life’s challenges. Problems arise when we lose sight of this.
-We learn and grow primarily through experience. Simply talking about a problem is not enough to make real change.
-Change is always possible. Even if external change is limited, internal change is still possible.
-Human beings are relational, meaning relationships are central to our health and well-being.
-In order to understand people and problems, it is important to understand the impact of wider systems and social contexts on people’s lives. Context is of paramount significance for an individual’s psychological development and emotional well-being.
-To feel whole and alive we need to be able to settle, trust, and listen to our bodies.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
One of the most important factors contributing to successful therapy is having a therapist that feels like a good fit. If you're new to therapy, take your time to meet with a few different therapists until you find someone you feel comfortable with and understood by. Some things to consider as you're meeting with folks: Do I feel safe with this person? Do I feel heard and understood? Do they seem competent and capable of helping me achieve my goals? Take advantage of those free 15 min phone consultations to find someone that will be a good fit for you!