My Approach

“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”

— Clarissa Pinkola Estés

 

Loving presence is at the heart of my work as a therapist. By fully attending to each client with compassion and gentle curiosity, healing naturally begins. I trust the inner wisdom of each individual and view the therapist-client relationship as a collaboration.

Offering a safe and nourishing space, I work with clients to address such issues as:

  • disordered eating behaviors

  • body image issues

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • life transitions

  • unresolved family-of-origin issues

  • self-limiting beliefs

  • low self-esteem

  • barriers to fulfilling one’s goals 

I utilize an integrative psychotherapeutic approach grounded in family systems theory.  My therapeutic stance is client-centered and informed by Attachment Theory, Mindfulness Centered Therapies, Narrative Therapy and evidence-based practices (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).  Beyond any particular approach or modality, your therapeutic goals will guide our work together.

I encourage a curious, compassionate inquiry into the present-moment experience of therapy. I believe that healing is enhanced through slowing down and becoming gently attuned to the “here and now.”  I help clients gain a deeper awareness of habitual emotional and somatic responses to stressors, and to become mindful in these moments.  From this space of increased awareness, we can learn to live with greater intention and ease.

It is my honor to bear witness to your story and assist you in crafting a richer, fuller, more authentic life.


Modalities

  • Attachment Theory

  • Mindfulness Centered Therapies

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Client-Centered Therapy