My Approach to Helping
I believe we all deserve to live life in a connected, fulfilled and fully realized way. I am passionate about helping people move though blocks, behaviors and old traumas that keep us stuck in patterns that are no longer working for us. I am moved each time I see someone come alive in front of me as we work together to find ways out of whatever struggle they are dealing with at the moment.
I work with issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and trauma and specialize in helping people find a more creative, passionate and engaged way of being in the world.
My approach to therapy is creative and collaborative using a combined approach of depth psychology, mindfulness, CBT, relational work and art therapy.
More Info About My Practice
I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore feelings, and feel seen and heard. My style is creative, warm, open, engaging and motivating.
Please call me for a phone consultation to find out more about my practice and see how I can help you to be helpful and supportive to you.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My approach to therapy incorporates art therapy. Many of us freeze up at the word art thinking I can't do that. Art therapy is about using art materials to explore feelings that might be difficult to verbalize. In my practice I guide you though making colleges, paintings and small sculptures that we then talk about and explore the meaning of together. I believe in the power of creativity and play to help break rigid patterns of thinking and create possibilities. Art therapy has been effective in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and physical pain.
I also use mindfulness and meditation often. I teach short meditations during session to help calm anxiety, slow the mind down and help people become aware of the running string of thoughts that they tell themselves on a daily basis along with tapping into what they are feeling. Meditation and mindfulness practices are tools that can be taken out side of the therapy room and help build a sense of knowing what to do when certain thoughts or feelings overtake us.