My Approach to Helping
I provide integrative, pragmatic, and action-focused therapy to people who are struggling to cope with life's curve balls. Clients describe me as a compassionate "meltdown coach," a change agent who thinks outside the box, and a supportive accountability partner whose focus is on helping others to reach for the life and relationships that align with their deeply held goals and values. I also understand the many ways animals can improve -- and complicate -- our lives, so animal issues (including illness, behavior problems, loss) and "animal people" are welcome in my practice.
Struggle is part of the human condition -- but suffering doesn't have to be. Reaching out for support and finding meaning amidst the mess can help us to feel less overwhelmed and more capable of rising above life's challenges.
More Info About My Practice
At Whole Journey, we offer a warm and welcoming space in which to attend to the whole of you and your journey toward healing. While some folks enjoy the quiet space of our office, sitting doesn't work for everyone. For people who think more clearly while moving, or those who simply prefer a more active session, I also offer "Walk and Talk" therapy sessions that can be scheduled at local parks. For those whose work schedules or geographic location make it tough to get the office, teletherapy (phone or video) can also be arranged. And for people with service or emotional support animals, let's talk about how to integrate your animals into the therapeutic process.
If you're ready to craft a meaningful, joyful, and purposeful life, call for an appointment today.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
After many years of work on interdisciplinary medical teams, I have a keen appreciation of how rewarding, challenging, and sometimes isolating professional care-giving can be. A growing part of my practice is devoted to working with service professionals -- especially veterinary, animal welfare, and animal care staff -- to heal chronic stress syndromes like burnout, compassion fatigue, and moral strain.