My Approach to Helping
I work with teens, young adults and adults approaching middle age.. and really anyone who is drawn to working with me! I am often addressing challenging family circumstances and situations. My specialty really is naming and treating challenging patterns in families and relationships. Often the reason for those challenges include blended family issues, treated and untreated mental health issues, chronic illness in the family, and most importantly, poor communication surrounding any of these difficult situations.
I love offering psychotherapy, because I believe sitting with a psychotherapists provides clients with the opportunity to share their difficult feelings and find a positive way through the pain, that is authentic to themselves.
Concepts I embrace include finding your authentic voice/wisdom, relief from pain and shame, more quickly noticing ones own coping patterns, learning to read the messages your body is offering, and feeling more empowered and creative in life.
I often encourage clients to bring in the issue at hand, how they have tried to solve it and where they get stuck. We begin our work with the goal to explore and try new things, and to uncover old patterns so that when they pop up, we are quick to address them.
My approach is always collaborative, dynamic, direct at times, and thoughtful at others. When talking doesn't work, I will often use body check-ins and work in different ways.
In addition to challenging family dynamics, I also support women and men through fertility issues, pregnancy, postpartum, and loss.