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By choosing this path you are choosing to invest in yourself, your values and priorities, and your intentionally lived life. It requires courage to seek out what you want for your life and take actions towards change.
Therapy together most often involves a combination of resilience-focused treatment such as cognitive-behavioral, compassion-focused, mindfulness-based, and insight-oriented counseling, as well as trauma-resolution methods including EMDR and Somatic Experiencing ™. My interests extend to studies of yoga and movement practices, Buddhism, the nervous system, contemplative practices, and somatic approaches in addition to traditional clinical psychotherapy techniques. I am comfortable incorporating these healing modalities into our sessions if they interest you as well.
You are the expert on your life, and my role as your therapist is to be your advocate, your ally, and your confidant -- to help process and make sense of what feels difficult and confusing. When it's appropriate I will offer reflections and other perspectives for you to consider. Other times I get that what's most important is to feel seen, heard, and understood.
Engaging in therapy is a wonderful tool for growth, healing, insight, and expanding our capacities to more fully live our lives on our own terms. Therapy provides some dedicated time and space for those things. And although it's often difficult emotions and experiences that propel people to seek therapy in the first place, once we get started you may also be surprised to find a place for humor and laughter in our sessions.
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and genuine. I love and believe in good therapy.