My Approach to Helping
Although often difficult periods of change can give us opportunities to bring our lives more in alignment with what has true value and meaning for ourselves. I work with people during important transitions in their lives, for instance either starting or leaving a significant job or relationship.
Communication, trust, intimacy and/ or sexual issues with your partner?
I am very comfortable working with traditional, poly/open and queer couples/ partners. I can assist you and your partner to develop better communication and understanding around sensitive topics such as betrayal, intimacy and trust. I use an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which focuses on creating the emotional safety and understanding for intimacy to flourish. More about how I work with couples in my 'Good Therapy' video, to watch the whole (3-4 minute) video go to my website.
As former Director of the Eating Disorders program at Community Institute of San Rafael, Marin, I work with people who obsess that if they only had the perfect weight their lives would work out. So many of us through over dieting and body hatred have lost our connection to ourselves. The body instead of being home for our psyche/ spirit becomes the battleground. I work with clients to get off the fasting/ feasting cycle and empower them to start creating the life and relationships they want.
Do you feel emotionally stuck in the past? You might be suffering from trauma. I help my clients move through traumatic experiences using EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and Depth Hypnosis. EMDR is a well researched method that has fast and effective results in working with people suffering from trauma. I have found Depth Hypnosis to be equally effective as EMDR. I also help my clients release trauma using somatic psychotherapies. This is an approach that taps into body awareness and mindfulness, which does not involve touch.
Finally as a former astrologer I can offer readings. Some of my clients find astrology a useful adjunct to their therapy, as it can provide a unique transpersonal perspective on an old issue or problem..