Analyzing and talking about our lives, as if giving a report about past events, does not encourage contact with our 'CORE.' Our CORE is that central, usually unconscious place within us that controls how we experience events by filtering what comes to us through previously constructed beliefs about life (Kurtz).
I believe a calm, collaborative, and genuine approach in psychotherapy is essential. My therapeutic style is warm, informal, and interactive. I work with my clients to create a deeply supportive environment of trust and acceptance where we can safely discover and explore important aspects 'your CORE' of your life.
Therapy, I believe, is an opportunity for growth and understanding of experiences that may have been life affirming, confusing, alluring, hurtful, addicting, frightening, or shameful. The therapeutic process allows us to find and celebrate our deepest self-focusing on learning and growing with curiosity and exploration, all of which can be a powerful source of transformation and healing.
I welcome people of different cultural, ethnic, religious affiliation, sexual diversity, and socioeconomic backgrounds to my practice. My approach is to facilitate bringing your values, experiences, and cultural identity, the factors that make you, you, into our work.
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My primary theoretical orientation integrates sensorimotor psychotherapy (somatic/body), which draws on recent discoveries in Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Attachment Theory with a humanistic approach, and a mindfulness/spiritual approach drawing on ancient Buddhist practices.
I am a trauma-informed therapist with advanced training in the treatment of trauma through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI), having completed Level I & II. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a method for facilitating the processing of sensorimotor (somatic) reactions to trauma and for resolving the destructive effects of these reactions on cognitive and emotional experiences.