My Approach to Helping
Therapy is an opportunity to renegotiate your relationship with yourself and important others in your life. It starts with understanding who you are--your capacities, your wisdom, and your ways of being in the world--and deepens into an investigation of whatever hinders you from living to your highest potential. As your therapist, I'll help you to identify what you need to experience greater happiness in your life and to embody that self-knowledge in creative and powerful ways.
I utilize attachment and family systems theory, Jungian psychology, and mindfulness and somatic-based interventions to support you in this process of development. But the most significant factor determining my therapeutic approach with you will always be you. Your values, experiences, and ways of understanding the world will inform and direct our work together.
More Info About My Practice
I help COUPLES navigating all the vicissitudes of relationship, from the day-to-day obligations that numb vitality and connection to the most painful betrayals. All of us are at our best in relationships in which we feel secure, lively, and deeply loved--and those relationships can take many forms. To support you in cultivating the relationship you want for yourselves, I will invite you into a fully embodied "here and now" conversation--one that is in turns hard, humorous, heartbreaking, playful, and poignant, as befits the complexity of your relationship. Together we'll practice curiosity, honesty, forgiveness, and care: all the qualities that can heal, deepen and expand your relationship and your sense of yourself in relationship.
I support INDIVIDUALS experiencing fear, grief, or anxiety that comes with any major life change, from leaving home and stepping into adulthood to becoming a parent, getting a divorce, or losing a loved one. With every major life transition, there is loss: loss of health and vitality; loss of confidence in oneself; loss of faith in the goodness of others. And there is also an opportunity to grow. I will be witness to your particular heartbreak; companion and support as you navigate difficult emotional terrain; and guide in helping you move through that place of uncertainty with grace, dignity, humor, and openness to the unknown.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I work with couples experiencing marital or relationship difficulties and individuals experiencing grief or traumatic loss; alcoholism; and anxiety, depression, or anger related to specific life circumstances.