My Approach to Helping
I first want to honor you for seeking counseling. Sometimes, these big moments of transition in our lives lead us to recognize that we don’t want to repeat past experiences, we don’t want to do things the way we’ve done them before. Friends and family may be offering suggestions and solutions, but what should you actually do? In therapy, I’ll walk alongside you as you explore and uncover what YOUR solution is. I’ll listen to your story and help you find yourself and your new, authentic way of being in the world. You’ll develop an array of skills to help you to thrive in the face of stress.
Entering into a counseling relationship can feel very vulnerable. Therapy should be a safe place where honesty and authenticity is honored, where you begin to experience the undoing of unbearable aloneness. As humans, we often seek to numb this unbearable aloneness with anxiety and defenses like ruminations, overeating, or drinking. In order to actually heal from this sense of aloneness instead of just masking it, we need to find ways to be connected. I specialize in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which work to change the wiring of your nervous system that allows you a greater scope for compassion, courage, and clarity instead of fearful black and white thinking.
I assist people with many types of crossroads and life transitions, changes affecting your relationship, career, or health. One health-related concern I’m especially interested in is trauma related to reproductive issues, pregnancy, and childbirth; I love to come alongside a woman and make space for her feelings and experiences. I also work with people who are simply ready to stop repeating unhelpful, long-standing patterns.
If you’re ready to invite someone in, to do the work at rebuilding your connections and really embrace each moment, I would love to take that journey with you. You can come alive where you are.