My Approach to Helping
Imagine a life in which your challenges - depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness - are no longer holding you back. Feeling worried, guilty, lost, or unsure of how to connect with others can feel uncomfortable and intimidating, as well as take the joy and satisfaction from our daily lives.
When these obstacles aren't holding you back, you can have deeper relationships, greater satisfaction with work & personal pursuits, and less worry about issues like finances, happiness, family, and so on. We'll work together to identify the beliefs and assumptions that get in the way of your success, gain clarity on personal goals & values, and forge a path to the life you desire.
You can find satisfaction, enjoyment, motivation and new possibilities. Reach out for a free consultation - you can call me, or schedule your consultation via my website.
More Info About My Practice
I strive to create an experience that inspires and uplifts you. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I commit to respecting you and your individual beliefs as we work together.
The office is located near City Park, on Fillmore Street. The convenient location to the park makes it easy to have walk and talk sessions or outdoor sessions if we so choose. In my experience, incorporating movement and nature into sessions has been both calming and healing for many clients.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
My guiding ethical principles influence the way I see each client as a person with a story. A commitment to these beliefs and values guides the work that I do every day ? in my office, and in my personal life as well:
Curiosity: Being interested in someone else's experiences keeps me from making judgments and assumptions about others - thus giving them room to grow and share without self-fulfilling prophecies.
Non-judgment: Non-judgment follows curiosity. When I?m not making assumptions, it allows space to also not make judgments. My intention here is that you will have the space to truly show up as yourself, without worry of another?s opinions.
Imagination and Creativity: Developing change in our lives invites imagination and creativity to dream of how we?d like things to be. From there, we can work on how to make that happen.
Empowerment: Therapy is a process of learning how to handle discomfort, as well as learning about the agency and say that you have in your life. I believe that you have a voice that deserves to be heard, and together we will find the best ways for you to be seen and experienced by others.
Collaboration: Healing and change isn?t something I can do for you; it?s a process that we work on together. You?ve consulted me about a problem or about change you seek in your life. I invite you to teach me about you and your life, and I will offer my experience of helping people find their own inner wisdom that helps them create movement in their lives.
People aren?t problems: I believe that problems exist outside of people. People need to be empowered rather than shamed as having a problem that is part of them. When problems exist separately from our selves, we can get distance from those problems and have the space to grow.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Perhaps your therapist tried to tell you what to do, or who you are, or made assumptions about your experience and yourself. Maybe he or she tried to diagnose you with something that you felt didn't quite fit. Therapy doesn't have to be like this, and shouldn't be like this.
I promise not to label you or impose judgment - we will stay open to your experience and stories. If you don't like sitting on a couch chatting, we'll take it outside. If you don't like answering questions, we'll do art.
Finding a therapist is like finding a new hairstylist - it may take a few tries to find the best fit or a person you connect with. If you have questions about finding a therapist who is a good fit for you or are curious what to look for, reach out - I'll help you figure out what works best for you.