What does successful therapy look like?
Some people come to therapy to work on one problem in their life, other people come for long-term support. You will be the one who decides when you are "done", but my vision of success is that you feel at home in yourself and maintain that center as you engage with the world around you. You will be changed- you will see the world in ease, compassion, connection, balance, expansiveness, and a clarity about who you are and where you stand in relation to the experiences that brought you to therapy to begin with.
Reasons you may come:
“I don't feel like myself, or there's a self in me that I want to feel more like.”
“I feel stuck.”
“I sense that something is missing or off.”
“I’m struggling with identity or life transitions”
“I’m grieving a loss.”
“I need support in parenting.”
“I feel flat, numb, or disconnected.”
“I’m not sure why, but sense this could be important.”
*This list is not exhaustive, if you do not see yourself/your situation here, please feel free to contact me to inquire about goodness of fit
Coming to therapy and asking for help can be exciting, scary, intimidating, and/or overwhelming. It can help to know a bit more...
What to Expect
I will use my listening, attuning, and assessment skills to understand your presenting needs and start going into relationship together. We will use mindfulness as a tool to explore your present experience, gain insights about how it is organized, and understand how this has served you in life. We can then explore other ways of integrating new and old experiences to expand your lens of truth and possibility while challenging core limiting beliefs. Instead of talking about and trying to understand your struggles through the use of the cognitive functions alone, we collaborate to access the wisdom of your body in the moment to inform our work and pursue experience that brings expansion and connection. Finally, we will find ways to weave our work into your life outside the office in a gentle, supportive, safe, and affirming way.
Philosophy and Approach
Each of us is born whole—primed for connection, love, and freedom. The home and environment that we land in can either enrich or hinder this process of pursuing our innate interests and rights. Our understanding of reality--what is possible, what is true, how we should be, grow from this. While these perceptions are key to our survival, they can develop into inflexible patterns that limit our experience of life. I see my role as an active guide, to help bring you back to your center and lead you home, to your truth, power and new possibilities. I believe that you hold the answers of what is needed to heal your wounds, but that the connection and guidance of a therapist can be pivotal in revealing them. I want to work with you in pursuing and reclaiming the wholeness that is in you. I don't see therapy as a one-size fits all approach, but tailor it to your needs in the moment to help you navigate the complex terrain of being and becoming
My practice draws upon…
Mindful experiential therapeutic approaches
Social justice frameworks
*Love--Love is the medicine in therapy. The modalities and techniques are just the vehicle of delivery.