My Approach to Helping
You may be coming to therapy feeling alone or overwhelmed while facing a major life transition, relationship challenge, depression, anxiety, grief, or loss. You may want to heal old trauma, change negative thought patterns, and break free of self-doubt. Or you may be feeling ready for deeper personal and spiritual growth. I support clients with these and many other issues in a warm, nurturing, non-judgmental way, informed by over 10 years of psychotherapy experience and a lifetime of dedicated spiritual practice.
My speciality is working with people who seek not only healing and balance but also richer meaning in their lives. I use a blend of practical, evidence-based, and depth-oriented approaches including: Attachment-Focused EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, Somatic Psychotherapy, and Eco-Depth Psychotherapy. You could also describe my work as humanistic, trauma-informed, relational, emotion-focused, and client-centered.
I believe that therapy begins with the creation of a container of safety and trust. From this place, we can invite the unheard, misunderstood, exiled, or wounded parts of your being into awareness, welcoming them with love and respect. I have a strong commitment to the collaborative process of therapy, and a belief that mutual feedback and checking in on your goals regularly can help therapy progress more effectively. With all clients, I give invitations to practices, exercises, or experiments to explore in-between sessions, such as journaling, trying out new ways of being in the world, tracking thought patterns, meditation, or invitations to explorations with nature. I have a strong belief that therapy works best when it is a full commitment to a process, not just an hour a week in a therapy session.