My Approach to Helping
Welcome, I am a licensed psychotherapist with professional and clinical experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups from various types of backgrounds and facing different challenges, each unique as the individual(s) in front of me. I specialize in deep psychological work, looking for the root causes, using the presenting symptoms as guides to what is originating and causing your ailment. We will tend to the immediate distress while developing tools to manage future distress and keeping it within a tolerable level of discomfort. I believe we are whole beings who have become fragmented by life occurrences and are finding our way back to that wholeness. I am here to assist you in your process. Whether you are looking for your next step, wanting to step into your full potential, heal past personal/generational wounds, better your relationship with yourself and with others, find peace in your day-to-day life, or having deep questions about who you are and what you like, I offer you my training, presence, and deep compassion in support of your growth, development, and transformation.
More Info About My Practice
I view the therapeutic relationship as a safe container in which to practice the things you may be too afraid to try out in your daily life. It is also a space for you to engage yourself in a deep and meaningful way, developing the art of listening to yourself, others, and life. It may serve as a place to process deep grief due to loss, isolation, rejection, aggression and violence, and old wounds that do not seem to get better with time. You can also gain new tools to aid in your management of daily stressors and troublesome relationships, identifying blockages and barriers to your success and personal fulfillment. My background includes work with individuals suffering due to intimate partner violence, grief and loss of a loved one, growing up feeling rejected and made to feel "different and wrong", unhealthy relationships and practices, addictions and impulse control issues, anxiety and depression resulting from feeling lost, adrift, alone, having lived a life that felt unfair, riddled with pain, and not a life of your choosing, and many other types of human and spiritual grievances that lead to mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
What I love about being a psychotherapist is that creativity is a core pillar of my work. I enjoy the feeling of feeling challenged and allowing my in-the-moment self to choose where to head next- finding the best way to support my clients. I very much enjoy witnessing people move from suffering to relief, from feeling shut down to becoming expressive beings, self aware, able to engage themselves in the ways that help them grow and meet their goals. I've always enjoyed depth, intimacy, authenticity, and honesty, and in this line of work, nothing else will suffice. Plus, it's truly an honor to be permitted by another to walk along their journey of healing and integration. Being a psychotherapist feels like a most natural fit for me; fostering creativity and connection.