My Approach to Helping
I work with achievers who are outwardly successful, but struggle with feelings of dissatisfaction, emptiness, and confusion--who feel that something is missing and who want to feel whole, but don't know how to. I help them better understand their emotions, establish boundaries, balance control with acceptance, and work through conflict in order to have more fulfilling relationships.
More Info About My Practice
I practice trauma-informed Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Gestalt therapies, along with body based mindfulness because our emotions, fears, and wounds are as much in our bodies as they are in our minds. So is healing.
Have you ever invited yourself to sit down for a cup of tea? I like to describe my sessions that way. Tea makes us slow down, get present, reflect, and feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable & curious—about ourselves (even the parts we fear or dislike), our relationships, and the world around us.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I think it's an honor that I get to sit with people as they walk through sometimes the most painful, but also the most enlightening times in their lives. In therapy, you invest in yourself and you invest in the work, but I also get to invest in you. The best parts of the work are those tender moments of authentic intimacy where we stop being just therapist and client and we become two connected human beings. It sounds cliche, but it's true. Therapy is transactional in nature, which is needed to provide space that is uniquely yours to fill, but it is not as unidirectional as one might think. You don't get to see it as closely, but you have just as much a profound impact on therapists as you might feel they have on you. You help us grow, you help challenge us too. I find this immensely beautiful.