"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending"
Let the story begin...
My first and primary task is always to create a strong, collaborative alliance with you towards your goals in therapy and in life. From there we work together in ways that are centered on your preferences, strengths, and natural striving to grow and heal, always with a focus on your development and flourishing in your life. Working together, we can make sense of inner experiences in response to present day and past events, and important relationships past and present. The therapy process is about identifying patterns that started as adaptations, but are now accidentally creating more distress and disconnection from others. When we get in touch with these painful emotional experiences, the authentic you becomes unblocked and a spacious freedom is often the result. Through these new experiences, you will learn to use your emotions and their adaptive striving to work toward relationships and living in ways that bring you and those around you joy and goodness.
I bring compassion, curiosity, and warm authenticity to the work of therapy, which helps my clients establish trust and safety, get in touch with all parts of themselves, and learn how to get needs met in a healthy manner. I know that our lives and our relationships can make sense, and they can come back from dark and desperate places when we are given support, validation, and acceptance. Remarkable healing and growth can naturally occur when we feel safe, secure, valued and understood.
Trauma (both developmental and situational)
Low self-esteem/Feelings of inadequacy
Thank you for visiting my website. You have taken a courageous and often difficult first step.
Sometimes life is hard and confusing. Despite feeling alone and scared, our fear of judgment and shame can prevent us from sharing our story and asking for help. With humility, compassion, and curiosity, therapy can often be the bridge from pain to resilience. Therapy can also help us understand our story from a different perspective, helping us find purpose in our sufferings and sorrows. When the hurting parts of oneself makes sense, life becomes more vibrant, colorful and meaningful.
Choosing the right therapist is an important decision. Safety, trust and honesty are crucial to a rewarding and transformative experience. I would consider it an honor and privilege to be invited into your life and story. By applying complementary therapy approaches that recognize your unique gifts and qualities, I am hopeful that together we will bring understanding to your struggles and work toward greater peace, freedom and vitality.
Individual therapy can be helpful if you are experiencing a variety of challenges and help you gain unprecedented insight into your life and a deeper understanding of your core self.
Couples therapy offers positive interventions that help you build a stable and supportive relationship with your partner in a non-judgmental space.
Supervision and consultation for Clinical Social Work licensure and therapist training sessions for professional growth. If you are interested in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) or are working towards ICEEFT Certification, I would be honored to support you.