My Approach to Helping
Relationships are vital to our health and well-being. They support us and challenge us to grow both within ourselves and in our connections with others. I support the development of healthy relationship skills by focusing on emotional intelligence, relational skill development, sexuality issues, personal empowerment and development. Rekindling the trust, emotional connection, and playful spark necessary for healthy relationship is a process of establishing mutual goals, building new skills of emotional intelligence and embodied communication while healing old wounds. At the Embodied Relationships Counseling Center, I provide a safe space for you to develop a foundation that will ignite passion, strengthen trust, and sustain your love through difficult times.
I weave together embodied communication, emotional intelligence, and body awareness to support you and your partner to have the connective sex and intimacy that you desire.
I help clients access real change in a comfortable, supportive environment as they develop skills that they will keep for life. These skills allow resolution of intimacy and sexuality issues, create joyful relationships, and allow clients to grow as individuals and as a couple.
More Info About My Practice
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer individual and couple sessions, working with all sexual orientations and relationship configurations. I also work as adjunct professor at Naropa University where I enjoy staying connected with the therapeutic community, students in-training, and cutting-edge therapeutic modalities.
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My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Many of us need support in learning how to practice healthy relationship skills, such as communicating complicated emotions and enjoying our sexuality. While the adults in our lives did the best they could with what they have, it was often not enough to prepare each of us for real life. Psychotherapy is a process of learning the blueprints that we come from and laying foundations for the blueprints that provide us with a deeper life satisfaction.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
We all experience overwhelming emotions - our bodies are wired for pain just as we are wired for pleasure. Allowing ourselves to feel the painful emotions creates space for all the wonderful emotions that we long to feel. In session, we encourage clients to maintain connection with what they are feeling as we guide them to practice self-resourcing and emotional regulation skills. As our work together progresses, clients find that they have a higher tolerance for feeling the hard stuff and a higher capacity to experience joy and pleasure.