My Approach to Helping
At its root, therapy is about energy. If you've ever felt anxious, depressed, or enraged, then you have a sense of what I'm talking about: One emotion can feel like you're jumping out of your skin, while another makes you feel like you're sinking into a bottomless pit. I work with the interplay between these emotional energies to help you get to a state of balance and move forward in your life in a healthy, balanced, and vibrant way. If this sounds intriguing to you, that's great! We can jump right in and get to work. If you're skeptical, that's fine, too. We can just talk, and all the "energy stuff" will just happen in the background. I'm here to guide you every step of the way.
More Info About My Practice
Even though I can describe my practice as a simple balance of energy, I have a range and depth of experience, education to back up this deceptively simple approach.
In fact, I am a psychotherapist, an Interfaith Minister, a PhD student in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology, and an editor for an academic journal in transpersonal psychology -- in other words, a clinician, a spiritual counselor, and a scholar. My background also includes 20+ years of experience working in Tech.
As a Psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor, my influences include Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti, Ken Wilber, James Hillman, Wilhelm Reich, Miguel Ruiz, Michael Harner, Thomas Merton, Br. David Steindl-Rast, Rev. Matthew Fox, Sri Aurobindo, and Yogananda.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
- Addiction (drugs, alcohol, sex, porn)
- Men's issues
- Religion and spirituality
- Mental health issues that show up as physical symptoms (somatization)
- Working with Physical symptoms, such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome through psychotherapeutic tools and techniques