My Approach to Helping
All of us, including you, were born with a core self that’s vibrant, inviolable, and indomitable. It’s still there inside, waiting patiently for each of us to work through the layers of difficulties, frustrations, and self-doubt that have accumulated over the years. When we do that difficult work, we’re able to live more from the core self and less from the wounded layer that so many of us have adopted out of painful necessity. Much of what we'll do in therapy is talk about your life to clarify your thoughts and feelings, heal the hurt places, and connect with your core self so you can live with more ease, truth, and self-love.
We'll talk about your visible, tangible life, but also about things like feelings, beliefs, patterns, dreams, imagination, art, relationships, wounds, and the ways your unconscious bubbles up into things that trouble you (or things that amaze you!). We'll discover together how they hinder or support your path to the core self that's waiting to embrace you. At the same time, we'll weave a web of mutual trust that is the strong foundation and container for therapy -- and this may end up to be the most important part of the work we do together.
It’s my honor to walk with people through the difficult terrain of the wounded layer – to help you heal the places you've been traumatized -- while discovering and making space for the vibrant, indomitable core self that's been waiting for you all along. It might be hard to believe it right now, but that core self is in there. Let's get started!