My Approach to Helping
As a Marriage and Family therapist I consider your whole experience, inter-personally and within the context of the relationships in your life (family-of-origin, romantic and marital relationships, friendships, children, etc.). I also consider the mind-body-spirit connection and offer several avenues to expand your awareness. My style is collaborative and conversational and I expect to work together with you to co-create therapy goals and to develop more consciousness about how you have lived thus far and how you wish to transform your life. I look forward to working together and would be honored to be invited on your journey towards healing and living the life that you want and deserve!
More Info About My Practice
I developed Sol Flower Wellness to expand my counseling practice and offer a more integrative and holistic approach to therapy (please visit my website for more details). Within this model, I utilize additional therapeutic tools to support your counseling goals such as hypnotherapy, meditation and yoga.
Hypnotherapy is an alternative to traditional talk therapy that allows you to go deeper by bypassing conscious blocks to uncover and release emotions and experiences that get in the way of your health and happiness. It can be difficult at times to identify the source of your issues, and hypnotherapy allows us access to unconscious material and makes your life and relationship patterns much more clear.
Yoga and meditation may be incorporated into your therapy experience through audio, video, and in-person instruction. These are great tools to manage stress and develop an effective self-care practice. Please see my website to begin working with some of these tools right away!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I particularly enjoy helping those of you who find yourself in the complex process of divorce. My strengths lay in empowering you to get clear about what you want, break through your fears, walk through each step together and rebuild your life so that you may walk forward with dignity, increased personal power, and the courage to create a more authentic life.
Whether you are contemplating divorce, trying to work with your partner to prevent such an outcome, or facing the truth about your relationship or marriage, counseling can help to navigate those deeply painful yet liberating conversations. My goal is to provide a safe space to speak your truth. As well, we may discuss the logistics of divorce and/or how to talk with your children about this difficult topic. Wherever you find yourself along the way, I am here to support you as you face this transformational chapter in your life.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is one of guide, facilitator, co-creator, collaborator, consultant, referral source, educator, and as someone who may recommend books and exercises to assist your therapy process. I play many roles, but all roles serve to guide you toward healing, empowerment, consciousness, and growth. I do not see myself as an expert or one who deals advice. We will work together to identify what serves you and release what does not. You will teach me as much as I will teach you! I enjoying learning every day. I do have specific training in the area of Marriage and Family Therapy and I use that knowledge to help guide you, through gentle questions and inquiries, to come to understand yourself and your experience more clearly. However, each of you is in charge of how often you come to therapy, what we work on, who attends the sessions, and when therapy ends.