My Approach to Helping
What does 'home' mean to you? For many of us, home is not a physical place, but a feeling inside of us. When life gets tough, it can be hard to feel at-home in the world and with ourselves. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right people or calling in the first place, or it might be hard to feel at-home with familiar people like family, romantic partners, and friends. It might be hard to feel comfortable in your own body, or your own life story. In these moments, you might also be feeling down, worried, lonely, or hopeless. Sometimes, it might be hard to describe how you feel at all, and why things are not okay.
As the Persian poet Rumi once said, "the wound is the place where the light enters you." Therapy is a unique and powerful journey where we explore past and present challenges, learning about why they have been so hurtful, and how they illuminate your resilience and strengths. On the other side of this journey is a place of safety, strength, belonging, and love—the feeling of being just who you are, where you need to be, at this moment in time.
My role is to be a gentle guide as you embark on this journey of self-discovery and find new ways of feeling at-home in the world, with others, and with yourself. There is only one you, and my approach will be tailored specifically to you. Using an integrative and person-centered framework, I will draw on diverse approaches in working towards the goals that we collaboratively set. At times, I will take an active approach, providing feedback and offering ideas. At other times, I will deeply listen, making space for understanding and discovery.
The first step in psychotherapy (reaching out!) can be the most difficult and takes enormous courage. You can schedule a free consultation by going to my 'Book Now' page. You can also learn more about my research, writing, and teaching at my website. I hope to meet you and look forward to answering any questions that you might have about my practice.