Therapeutic Approach & Services
THIS BEING HUMAN IS A GUEST HOUSE...*
Therapy isn't a passive experience that happens "to" you, it's an active, ongoing relationship that you enter into with yourself and your therapist that requires a commitment and an investment of time, energy and resources. I get it- it can be scary to invest so much without seeing immediate payoff or reward- but welcoming that fear into the therapeutic process is part of the work. Through this dedication, I've witnessed clients undergo profound and lasting life changes during the course of our time together- that's the magic of creating time and space for yourself to be witnessed by someone that you trust.
I describe psychotherapy as an intimate, personal journey towards self-acceptance and self-understanding in the company of a non-judgmental, empathetic guide. As this guide, I seek to learn and fully understand who you are, what you believe, and how I might best be of support. In our time together, we'll look at what is (and is not) working in your life and pattern healthy, authentic ways of moving through the world, while building your capacity for feeling your feelings, resourcing self support and uncovering internal sources of relief.
I HAVE EXPERIENCE TREATING:
Depression and Anxiety spectrums
Social skills and difficulty with peers
Hyperactivity, impulsivity and attention management
Substance use/abuse and Harm Reduction strategies
Family systems, couples and relationship issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mindful Self-Compassion Practices
Integration of Mindy/Body/Spirit
Guided Imagery and Visualization
Somatic (Body) Awareness
Inclusion of Spiritual Beliefs
Additionally, my work incorporates theory and practice from my 15+ year yoga practice and training as a yoga teacher.
*The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
translation by Coleman Barks
I also provide "à la carte" professional consultation sessions for clinicians and healing professionals looking to build or launch their private practices, incorporate holistic modalities, get “un-stuck” around blockages to professional growth, or increase their social media presence. Click here to learn more and to schedule.