All people are deserving of wellness, and they possess the courage to walk proudly and stumble gracefully. As we get to know and understand ourselves better, we develop a greater capacity to engage in more meaningful and rewarding relationships and life experiences. We get to experience the fundamental pleasure of connection, belonging, meaning and purpose. We get to be the author of our own stories. My hope is to explore your story with you, supporting you to create new meaning out of times of challenge, as well as a deeper connection to your innate brilliance and beauty. You can expect a collaborative experience, where I will offer space for contemplation, opportunity to learn skills and direction as appropriate. I believe in the power of change, and will hold the hope when/if you are struggling to do so. Together we will cultivate resilience.
My therapeutic orientation is rooted in existential theory, emphasizing an individual’s responsibility and ability to make willful choices about how to live, regardless of conditions. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and have studied Narrative Therapy, Limbic System Therapy, Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, neuroscience, mindfulness and other trauma informed practices. I am also a certified yoga instructor and life-long mover, and often integrate the practices of embodied experience and somatic sensing, as well as yogic philosophy.
I have experience working with adolescents, caregivers, families and groups who are facing a variety of challenges including; depression, anxiety, situational and developmental trauma, substance dependence, family relations, identity development and the overwhelming challenges of everyday life.