My Approach to Helping
I offer therapy that draws from the wisdom of the buddhist tradition and evidence based practices (such as CBT). It is both gentle and direct. Together we build a relationship of trust and respect as we explore your feelings and circumstances. The insights we uncover together guide us to the right interventions that help you. By the end of therapy you will have increased your self-awareness and your toolbox for handling whatever life throws at you.
More Info About My Practice
I believe part of my role as a therapist is to help my clients uncover their inherent wisdom. Another part is to help alleviate suffering here and now. In both cases, I bring active and deep listening to build an honest and engaged relationship. The insight and awareness practices from the buddhist tradition are an important part of my worldview as a therapist: I am influenced by two decades of meditation practice, participation in retreats, and active study with lineage holders. These experiences have taught me that we are all co-creators of our shared reality, each of us being influenced and influencing others. I value being able to see from my clients' perspective to deeply understand their experience. I also value my years of teaching and outdoor leadership experience, which help me remain pragmatic and solution focused when needed.