I believe that everyone has a deep inner wisdom and capacity to heal. Life can be overwhelming and there are things that happen along the way that can interfere with our ability to recognize the depth of our potential. Sometimes things happen that shake our sense of who we are in the world. Maybe we never had an opportunity to get to know ourselves in a deep way.
Many of my clients come to therapy because they feel stuck. Something in their life isn’t going well and they are interested in finding another way. Some of my clients come from abusive or neglectful pasts and find that the impact of their upbringing still haunts them. Others are trying to find their footing in their career or relationships. I have experience working with adults of all ages and across sexual and gender identity spectrums.
My style is direct, empathic, and collaborative. As a relational therapist, I believe that healing happens in the context of a relationship. We work together to find the right set of tools for you. I employ a holistic, creative approach that combines traditional talk therapy with expressive and body-inclusive techniques.
Experiences can live in our bodies long after overwhelming events happen. Expressive and body-inclusive approaches strengthen our ability to regulate emotional and physiological responses to life’s inevitable ups and downs, and to access the things we cannot describe.
I do not believe that people are broken, even when it feels that way. I believe that given our life experinces, we do our best with the tools that we have, to adapt to life. As adults, we get to decide if those adaptations are still working and if not, we get to find another way.
Knowing and accepting ourselves allows us to let go of old, limiting beliefs and to make choices that support a deeply meaningful life. I take the stance that you are the expert in your life. We will work together to create change that is meaningful to you.
Front line healthcare workers face a number of challenges, from vicarious traumatization and burnout to staying in integrity to patient care while meeting the demands of the systems and organizations in which they work. I work with clinicians as well as organizational leadership to find creative solutions to providing person centered, quality work while delivering on bottom line demands of the systems in which they work. Areas of emphasis include but are not limited to:
I also offer clinical consultation to licensed professionals as well as students and practitioners looking to obtain advanced clinical licensure.