“Psychotherapy is designed to help you discover the perceptions and possibilities that will allow you to feel fully alive, empowered, peaceful, and well.”
I have a gentle, down-to-earth mind/body, eclectic approach – psychodynamic with some mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral aspects. My aim is to create a safe, non-judgmental space in which you feel free to share and explore. The work is centered on you learning to feel in your body what feels right to you and learning to value it as your innate inner wisdom. Discovering the hidden beliefs that lead you into familiar self-defeating behaviors is a part of the process. How to create and live your life in alignment with who you want to be is your challenge. Together we will need to understand and empathize with the impact of your childhood years, the climate in your family, etc. This will help me to support you through any feelings you need to experience and any changes you may decide to make in your life. While understanding is important, being able to deal with the current challenges in your life and using them to help you grow and be happier and more successful are skills you will be glad you decided to cultivate. There is no experience that can not be utilized for your personal growth! You will receive tools (such as EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique and HeartMath breathing) and learn skills to practice between sessions. As you gain clarity, you will develop inspired intentions and goals that will lead you to the future you desire.
If you have been fortunate, you have known what it is to experience the blows of life and then to unburden your feelings in the safe presence of a friend or family member. It is a gift to experience this connection, and the release that comes with it. You are able to move through pain and hurt toward your intentions for happiness and well-being.
If this has not been your experience, particularly as a child, you may have decided among other things to believe that you have to keep things to yourself, or to believe that you need to avoid certain situations in which you feel vulnerable or to believe that you are different and that you will never really be happy.
“Thank you for helping me get through this. You have helped me find a small portion of my dignity and self-value.”
“As I’ve been counting my blessings lately, I’ve seen how where I am – my awareness, happiness, integrity, relationship with the God of my understanding has evolved from the work you and I did together. Thank you so much for being who you are.”
“You are so kind and caring. I appreciate all your wonderful loving qualities. And your skills are off the charts!