Bringing sacred attention to those I encounter in my life, is my work in the world. Equipped with both my professional training, and my own personal journey, I am prepared to help you in caring for yourself, and those you love.
Every therapist has a unique blend of skills, training, and orientation to the world. Look for a therapist that you feel you can talk to, who seems comparable, or someone, with whom, you might relate well. Read on to get a sense of how I work:
Reducing Painful Symptoms
I have extensive clinical experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD, compulsive eating and spending, dissociative states and problems of personality organization that disrupt functioning in personal and professional spheres.
Increasing Personal Self Understanding
I utilize a combination of therapeutic modalities to relieve suffering from symptoms, while addressing underlying unconscious psychological pain that perpetuates these patterns. I am devoted to the work of addressing the underlying roots of psychic pain, in order to insure long term benefit from psychotherapy, not simply symptom relief. Learning how to relate to our own selves is an essential skill for navigating our lives, and for relating to others.
Deep Listening & Self Compassion
As your therapist, I am committed to this deep listening. In this way, through the co-creation of a supportive relationship together, we create the conditions for relieving pain, reducing suffering, by cultivating self compassion, and allowing for generative and creative ways of meeting our circumstances. Mindful self compassion, and relational listening can improve your skills at relating to yourself, and others.
Social Justice and Mental Health
Training in Social Ecology taught me that our personal problems of living and relating are situated in our social context. Our social location, such as our race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religious traditions, immigration status, age, and level of personal ability have impact upon our self understanding, and our vulnerability to mental health challenges. If we are subjected to racism, sexism, heteronormativity, ability biases, agism, etc. our mental health can be impacted. When we utilize a social justice lens in psychotherapy, we frame our self understanding, and our challenges, in the context of these factors that are outside of our choosing, and we de-construct the idea that our mental health is only a function of our personal strength or will.
Having studied widely and deeply in the field of psychology, for 30 years, I am prepared to utilize a wide range tools and a highly personalized approach to helping you with your particular pain.
Expressive arts, journaling, dreamwork all informed by my theoretical orientation which is blend of Depth Psychology and Psychodynamic theory. My commitment to my own awakening and consciousness is a deep part of how I will meet you in this moment.
I am here to assist you in your healing journey. To learn, along side you, more about this wild life that we have inherited. May we bring forth own gifts into this world. May we courageously lean into the long and beautiful goodbye of living into our deaths.
May you be well, may you be courageous, may you live fully, and deeply, into this life.
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