My Approach to Helping
My approach to therapy is more collaborative then directive. Although I can be directive when appropriate, I tend to work best when I support your process of self-discovery. We work together to listen deeply and observe the patterns that are challenging you to gain clarity and insight about situations, feelings and emotions. We look at behaviors, thoughts, and experiences you've had in the past, to learn from them, and develop skills to support yourself through the process. Maybe there are areas in your life that are causing you pain, or embarrassment, shame, and guilt. Maybe you'd like to change, understand yourself better, learn more about who you are and feel more positive. We can discuss what you'd like to accomplish in therapy, what your intentions are and any goals you may have. We can discuss how I can help you support your healing process together.
Essentially, we all want to be happy, and experience peace in our life. If this resonates with you please feel free to contact me for a free consult. Thank you.
More Info About My Practice
In addition to being a licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have extensive experience as a Mindfulness and somatic practitioner. I enhanced my knowledge of the mindbody connection in several significant ways, including intensive studying of attachment theory at The Kutenai Institute of Integral Studies three-year program with Myrna Martin. I also attended a three-year Somatic Experiencing training and have assisted several trainings. I have presented on all the above topics to many organizations including: National Counselor Association, Department of Families and Children Services, Adult Education, The Meadows Alumni, West Palm Beach Counselors Association, Behavioral Health and various treatment centers and agencies in South Florida. I have taught and presented at Western Connecticut State University and Fairfield University. I have studied mindfulness practices and eastern philosophy for many years and I continue to teach these skills.
I received my BA from Skidmore College and an MA degree in Counseling from Fairfield University. I have trained for years as a body worker, including two cranial-sacral programs, one with Upledger Institute and the other with the Franklyn Sills Biodynamic program. To read more about my background, experiences and philosophies, please visit my website.