My Approach to Helping
Sometimes in life you don't feel heard or understood. At those times, nothing feels safe and you feel alone. When you are going through a difficult time in your life, whether acute or long-term, it can feel overwhelming and isolating. I believe my role in therapy is that of a helper, to be with you in your journey, whether that be finding your own voice, healing past wounds, or working through trauma. Through building a relationship based on compassion, empathy, and respect, we discover the tools needed for growth and change, the resilience and strength that you always possessed.
I believe that trust is essential in a therapeutic relationship, and I work to provide an place where you truly feel heard and valued. I believe it is important to incorporate into therapy all aspects of who you are: your feelings, your thoughts, any spiritual components, and how you interact with those around you.
As a couple’s therapist, my focus is on creating balance within each partner. Part of this grounded balance is increasing the ability to understand and know what is inside of us, be able to share that with our partner, and maintain our ability to stay grounded in self even if our partner doesn’t respond the way we’d like them to. In focusing on this grounded balance, we then free up space within us to be curious about what is inside of our partner. This presents opportunity for deepened communication and understanding, without engaging in the power struggle.
As a Brainspotting therapist, I believe you already have the best tool for healing already available to you: your own brain. Together, we work to release and heal what has gotten stuck inside of you and allow space for your brain to shift towards a more fully alive and complete you.
Seeking therapy is not a sign of weakness. It takes courage to reveal the core of who you are to another person, to allow someone else to fully see you. I would be honored to hear your life story and work together with you to create harmony and personal growth.