Much of the suffering that we experience in life -whether from emotoins, thoughts, or actions - comes from a tension of opposites, the
dance between creation and destruction, spirit and matter, Yin and Yang. To understand this duality is only part of the solution.
I focus on helping you to be seen, to understand who you are, and to dream of who you could
become. As a guide on the journey with you, my aim is to provide you the tools, time, and space to grow and experience yourself in this world. Often, when we begin the journey of self
understanding, we start to get closer to our feelings, take ownership of them, and discover that there is valuable information within them about what we need and how we might imagine living. We
start to recongize this, even when difficult experiencs we'd rather continue to forget come up, for this is how we grow. Our feelings allow for sadness and joy. Anger and fear. Shame and
compassion. And everywhere in between. As we learn to heal our relationship with ourselves, this world, and each other, we begin to be truly seen, deeply connected, and extraordinarily whole.
Usually, the original problems that we came into therapy with will be gone, changed, or no longer seen in the same light.
This journey can help you to reduce anxiety, heal and grow in relatoinship with yourself and
others, explore meanings and values, and to "Find Balance" in life.
Most sessions are self-directed, with me taking an active listener, non-judgmental and reflective approach. I value psychoeducation -
understanding how we work is extremely helpful in healing. I am here to help you set and meet the goals you deem worthy of pursuit, while helping you to explore and process the content you
All therapy is informed by who the therapist and who the client is on some level. Just like every relationship is unique, inspired
by nature, nurture, and soul.
I only use therapeutic approaches/tools that I believe in and have had personal experience finding helpful.
In addition, I am very passionate about exploring effective healing traditions and continue to grow my knowledge base
and maintain an open mind to new and old ideas. Some of my favorites are:
Psychodynamic, Archetypal and Depth Psychology
Attachment Based and Object Relations
Person Centered, Humanistic and Existential
Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused
Individual Emotion Focused
Therapy and parts work
Mindfulness & Strength Based
East & West Philosophy & Spirituality
Song and Poetry