My Approach to Helping
I work to create a confidential and non-judgmental setting, which is essential for exploring issues and generating solutions. If you can experience a sense of safety, kindness, and honesty in your therapy, we can then move through what you are bringing to each session. Part of my job as a therapist is to deeply listen to what you are saying, and not saying, during each session. From this listening I can help you explore the underlying issues of your experience as well as identify your personal strengths.
In my therapeutic approach, I utilize an balanced blend of more conventional therapies and alternative methods of healing. My approach varies naturally with each client, depending on his or her individual therapeutic goals, needs, and style. I value a holistic perspective, and favor 'talk' therapy, Brainspotting, EMDR, mindfulness meditation, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and sometimes, even equine-assisted psychotherapy. I promote increased self awareness and knowledge, which develops emotional, physical, and spiritual balance. This works towards reducing many sources of conflict in one's life.
I work with a broad range of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, anger, grief, and pain. My emphasis is treating older adolescents and adults who struggle with trauma, including domestic abuse, and childhood and sexual abuses, as well as co-dependency, divorce, and relationship issues. I also enjoy working with students who are experiencing life transition, academic, and goal achievement issues.