My approach is warm, transparent, direct, and attachment- and trauma-informed. My work integrates Relational, Psychodynamic, Somatic, EMDR, EFT couples and Family Therapy, Existential, Experiential, and Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Approaches. I work from a strength based, resiliency approach where I help clients encounter their own experience with curiosity and increased empathy and compassion.
Psychotherapy provides a safe, confidential space to sort through and resolve challenges and difficulties in current day life. Our lives are shaped by all of our past experiences. Sometimes, the very strategies we used in order to belong, to get approval, to feel safe, and to feel loved – to survive – no longer serve us. When we try to carry these strategies into adulthood, it can lead to intense conflict in relationships, anxiety, hopelessness, depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and substance use.
Psychotherapy aims to resolve the conflicts between who you think you have to be and what your true wants and needs are so you have more contentment and joy and live more aligned with your values, wants, and needs.
With couples, I work to support you in slowing down the fighting to the present moment experiences of longing, connection, and disconnection to help you understand your reactivity, communicate more effectively, and resolve your conflicts with the compassion and creativity that can only come from feeling loved, accepted, safe, and supported by one another.
There is no “right” or “wrong” reason to seek psychotherapy and there is no “right” or “wrong” way to do therapy. I will work collaboratively with you to determine goals for treatment. The most important thing to me is that the experience is useful to you, so I regularly elicit feedback to ensure that the treatment is supportive of your needs.