Psychotherapy is not:
- Endless analysis
- Wallowing in problems
- Blaming your parents
- Getting stuck in the past
- A lively, creative process
- That accesses the wisdom of your body
- And harnesses the power of your imagination
- To put you back in the driving seat of your own life
As a relational therapist working in the here-and-now I seek to provide a warm and accepting space in which all of you can show up. That includes the younger, more vulnerable parts; those aspects of us that tend to get so easily triggered. As we learn to welcome back the abandoned parts of ourselves, not only are we less easily knocked off balance, but we may also discover a wonderful sense of wholeness that previously eluded us despite all our busyness, goal-setting, and achieving. In this more integrated space we may find ourselves infused with a renewed sense of vitality and purpose, making previously unattainable relationships and creative endeavors finally feel doable.
I’m also trained in the somatically-oriented Trauma Resiliency Model and Attachment-Focused EMDR. These modalities can be extremely effective in resolving the old traumas and deep-seated attachment issues that underlie many of our present day problems.
With experience as a school-based counselor, I enjoy supporting teens and young people in navigating through this most challenging phase of life and in building the self-esteem, resiliency, and sense of purpose required to truly flourish as a human being.
Having completed an externship with the founder of EFT Sue Johnson, I bring this powerful, attachment-focused, empirically-validated methodology to my work with couples. In this approach we align together to shift anxious or avoidant attachment patterns into more secure ways of relating, allowing you to enjoy safety, companionship, and intimacy once more in your relationship.