While challenging situations often bring one to the decision to start therapy, I view therapy as an opportunity to move towards living in line with one’s authentic self. We will engage in a deep collaborative conversation exploring where you are and where you want to be. We will explore how to get you there. Therapy should be an adventure of discovery, of deepening self-awareness and access to oneself, and of increasing satisfaction with oneself, relationships with others, and with life in general.
Relationships can be hard. Often times individuals get stuck in patterns that prevent them from coming together in a collaborative and meaningful way. I view the work of couples therapy as to help each member of the couple access and express the vulnerable emotions that may be in the way of the connection that they are seeking. My goal is to help couples form a basis for relating through thoughtfulness, cooperation, caring, understanding, respect, tolerance, and resilience.
Most people have endured a traumatic event at some point in their lives, ranging from a single incident, such as an accident, to enduring abuse or neglect. These events can be so overwhelming that they get stored in the most primitive parts of our brain, not allowing the prefrontal cortex to access and make sense of our experiences. This can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear or confusion far after the event has passed. Through EMDR and various other methods, I help people who have experienced trauma make sense of their experiences and feelings, learn how to better tend to themselves, and relate to their past pains in a more integrated way.