Therapy is about giving yourself space to not know; to not be perfect, to not have it all together. To step into an unknown process but move toward a felt goal. I am here to help you navigate that process and to take chances. I want to help you make the things you hope for become reality. I want to help you accept all parts of yourself and to trust your internal compass. I want to help strengthen your connection to the big picture of your life, so the little things have more of a context. When we find belonging in ourselves we can find the belonging we seek in the world.
My perspective on change is that the first step is to see and then to be with. To not only see an experience but to recognize how I am in myself in relation to that which I experienced (in the past, present or future). As we are with whatever the condition is (such as sadness, anxiety, depression, etc) we cultivate a new possibility for acceptance. And it is from acceptance that we have choice, that we have the opportunity to change if we so choose. It is through acceptance that we can have a new relationship to ourselves and to whatever has happened or is happening. The event itself hasn't changed but our relationship to it has.
In an atmosphere of nonjudgmental acceptance and confidentiality, our psychotherapy sessions are an opportunity to address whatever issues or experiences are holding you back. We will work at a pace and toward goals determined by you, but that include challenges and new ways of relating and framing. Sessions utilize a variety of tools to access the feelings underneath the thoughts, to include the body along with the mind, and to strengthen skills of containment or fluidity as is needed by you.
I draw from Hakomi Somatic Mindfulness Psychotherapy, my own practice of Breema (a body-centered self-understanding presence practice), and a variety of clinical orientations and tools. Please see my approach section to learn more about how we might work together. You can also contact me using the button below.