Therapy Together

Coming to therapy and asking for help can be exciting, scary, intimidating, and/or overwhelming.  It can help to know a bit more...

 
 
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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.

 
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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

 
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My Practice Draws Upon…

  • Mindful experiential therapeutic approaches

  • Somatic/Body-Mind modalities

  • Strengths-based perspectives

  • Systems theory

  • Attachment theory

  • Feminist theory

  • Social justice frameworks

  • Trauma-informed approaches

  • Interpersonal neurobiology

*Love--Love is the medicine in therapy. The modalities and techniques are just the vehicle of delivery.