My goal is to meet each of my clients where they are. I am present-focused, using the past to inform the present. I find that unresolved experiences and emotions flourish; creating emotional pain, difficulty in communication and ultimately have an extended negative impact on our most important relationships.
Combating emotions, denying or avoiding can serve to strengthen painful feelings. To overcome lasting pain and bring peace and empowerment, we must explore the past and understand its role today. I provide a safe and compassionate space where clients can explore these feelings in an effort to understand. With self-awareness, clients empower themselves and become their own best resource in maintaining strength and peace in their life.
I draw from a wide variety of orientations, methods and treatment techniques including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Buddhist Psychology and Gestalt. I feel the best way to meet each client’s individual goals and needs is to blend these techniques and create a tailor-made treatment plan that is unique to each client and can be flexible and dynamic.
Anxiety and Depression: Address symptoms, build coping skills, and identify resources to live a fulfilling life.
Couples Therapy: Learn communication skills, coping tools to understand and be understood.
Trauma Recovery: Process deeply distressful experiences and move through the healing process.
Life Transitions: Prepare for, navigate and then adjust to the challenges that come with major life changes such as: becoming a parent, marital change, or the loss of a loved one.