How I Work
My style in therapy is warm, non-judgmental, and engaging. I tend to have a relaxed demeanor and relate authentically with clients. My underlying foundation is client-centered and humanistic, meaning that I work collaboratively with clients and honor the inherent value and dignity in all people. I support clients in working through judgments so they can accept themselves and live with trust rather than shame and doubt. We may work through past traumas that have shaped the self, or examine present issues from a solution-focused perspective to develop tools that can be applied to daily life. I hold clients’ concerns within the sociocultural context in which they emerge to provide a broader understanding of one’s challenges.
I offer an interdisciplinary approach, meaning that I utilize a variety of treatment methods according to the client’s comfort level and appropriateness to their presenting concerns. My practice encompasses a diverse range of ages, backgrounds, and issues.
A sampling of issues I treat:
- Anxiety & stress management
- Relationships & communication
- Grief & loss
- Navigating stuckness
- Self-esteem & self-acceptance
- Personal or spiritual development
- LGBTQQI & straight clientele
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, gender variant)
Approaches I may draw upon:
- Creative Arts
- Solution-focused techniques
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Somatic awareness
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Nondual Psychology
These modalities are integrated according to what seems most helpful, in concert with clients’ interest and comfort levels.