THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

Within us, we hold the deepest truths about ourselves. Therapy is an opportunity to uncover and integrate our life experiences. I offer a compassionate space to help others heal, find meaning, and empower their hopes and dreams. Influenced by psychodynamic, humanistic, and somatic (body-informed) therapy, I believe that we all have an innate capacity for loving and wise connection with ourselves, and with each other. Learning about authentic ways of engaging in meaningful relationships with self and others is a core aspect of leading a fulfilling, happy life.

The process of therapy is an act of courage, vulnerability, and strength. Effective therapy is based on each person’s individual needs. I view the therapeutic relationship as a working collaboration. This means that I might offer you questions, reflections, and tools. I will help you consider how your past and current ways of relating may be impacting you. I will work with you to explore patterns of behaviors and beliefs that are more or less useful to your well-being. I view symptoms as useful information, rather than as problems to be solved. Through attending to your experiences together, the unresolved issues that underlie depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma are often alleviated and understood in new ways. Guided by the orientation that each one of us deserves to love and to be loved, therapy can help you live with a deeper sense of belonging and inner freedom.

I work with individuals, couples and relationships, and groups. I am dedicated to supporting people from marginalized groups who have been impacted by systemic oppression and prejudice. I welcome people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as those who identify as LGBTQIA, have varied gender expressions, and explore poly and kink.

All are welcome. 


 
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
— Harville Hendrix