My Approach to Helping
I trust your intuition! Our work is about building a relationship while making room for all parts of you, and giving language to what your parts are holding. Putting tools in your toolbox to help you self-regulate, and bringing capability and freedom. I believe you have the tools to accessing your wisest-self. Being with non-judgement and our own observer can help create space between ourselves and our thoughts. This strengthens our default mode network; the watcherchooser of our thoughts. I take a very trauma-informed approach, I am not a straight CBT therapist. I find depth-oriented work effective while utilizing EMDR, Attachment, DBT, Somatic experiencing, and Psychodynamic based lenses.
Working with how we process trauma gives us an opportunity to learn more about our core beliefs and attunement to our needs. This helps us co-regulate more through our relationships, and relate to what is happening right here, right now.
Main areas of focus are grief, post traumatic stress, anxiety, developmental trauma, relational issues, family stress, codependency, enmeshment, dissociative disorders, self-harm, addiction, and depression. My work is to get to know not just you, but all parts of you. Not just who you are, but how you are.
Working with different parts of the self helps us navigate inner conflict. Overwhelming emotion often fuses us in our thoughts, feeling out of control. Being mindful isn't just slowing down, but seeing what else arises when we do and gaining agency of our own processes. I do not see our symptoms as a pathology, but information about our needs, our inner world, and our life's meaning. Therapy is not something I do to you, but with you. Working a different register from the ones we had to use in distressing times can help us re-establish our relationship with our sense of self. Reprocessing difficult experiences creates agency in our epicenter and builds new neural pathways.