My Approach to Helping
“You can have the other words-chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I'll take grace. I don't know what it is exactly, but I'll take it. ”
― Mary Oliver
As we react and adapt and adjust to the multitude of changes taking place in our lives in the face of ambiguity in our world, you might find yourself experiencing heightened emotions and yearning for clarity. Perhaps you are searching for a sense of peace, a new way of ‘being’ in the world that cultivates emotional balance within yourself and in your relationships. Your inner turmoil might feel overwhelming. Know that this is not yours forever unless you choose to keep it. The peace and clarity you seek are within your reach.
Trust, emotional safety, and non-judgment are at the heart of my practice. Throughout therapy, we’ll focus upon emotional disturbances, negative self-talk, problematic relationships within the context of your individual self, your family, and community-based systems. I blend eco-systemic, and internal family systems (IFS) approaches, which means that I emphasize and encourage awareness of your relationship with yourself and with immediate within a larger social context. The therapeutic blueprint for your ‘therapy map’ is then created. Depending upon your personality, circumstances, and learning style, I apply techniques from varying evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic expression, mindfulness, structural family therapy, art therapy, narrative therapy, and EMDR.