My Approach to Helping
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first steps towards personal growth and transformation--let's take the next part of your journey together! While change and growth are challenging, my goal is to make therapy with you an enjoyable and productive endeavor. As partners, we'll explore the roots of your struggles, patterns and obstacles appearing in multiple relationships and contexts, and identify ways to confront and overcome the issues blocking your growth.
I work particularly well with those struggling with traumaPTSD, Complex-PTSD, Borderline Personality, mood and anxiety disorders, attachment disorders, grief, identity formation, gender and body dysmorphia, love addictionavoidance, challenging family dynamics, and other relationship issues.
My experience in play, expressive arts, and experiential therapies provides adults and adolescents a safe space for greater exploration, expression, and resolution of conflictual feelings and behaviors. I utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS) to confront traumatic "burdens" and reintroduce integration of parts of self. I also specialize in DBT skills with a special emphasis on mindfulness. My interventions are trauma-informed, client centered, and psychodynamically-oriented.
Please call or email for a consultation; I will address your questions or concerns, and we can see if I feel like a good fit for you. The light at the end is well worth the work: you deserve a satisfying and meaningful life abundant with love and connection!