My Approach to Helping
I enjoy working with all ages from 8-65. I put emphasis on client\'s emotions and the thoughts connected with them as well as the behaviors coming from the emotion. I tend to help clients see patterns of their past which influence their present and make changes in the present where it is needed. Everyone has patterns that can get in the way of present relationships and fulfillment in all areas of life. I use narrative and emotionally focused approaches to empower people to author their own story. To know they are in charge, of their present and future narrative story. I also use art, music, meditation, dream work, spiritual work, rituals (rites of passage) and journaling. I often have clients take the love language test and enneagram personality inventory in order to understand themselves better. I can assist clients who are grieving, not only loved ones but all the changes life brings which are loses. During COVID there have been many losses to grieve, especially for those who could not be with their loved ones who died or have memorials services to celebrate their lives. I have presided over many memorial services and willing to do so for clients who have not been able to find closure. I also have helped couples deal with the ups and downs of infertility.