I work to create a non-judgmental space in which you feel safe and heard. I allow your needs and goals to inform the way we will work. And to that work I bring skillful support that might look like this:
-listening carefully to what’s important to you and collaborating on goals and a plan
-asking for feedback to be sure we are doing work that is beneficial to you
-asking questions to encourage deeper self-examination
-challenging you to be honest with yourself
-identifying your limiting patterns of thinking and behaving
-guiding you inward to connect more deeply with Self and all your ‘parts’
-exploring early life experiences that still need healing
-holding a loving view of yourself when you can’t
-reflecting back your strengths and progress
-helping you to clarifying your beliefs and values
-teaching tangible skills and concepts when needed
-holding gentle pressure to keep you close to your edge of growth
-helping you make meaning of it all so you can move forward in new ways.
My therapeutic approach is integrative.
Listed below are some of the concepts, theories, and modalities that strongly influence the way I work.
to be genuine and show positive regard and empathy for the uniqueness of each individual
to strengthen relationship to Self and to heal emotional burdens of the past
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
to assist clients in identifying, understanding, and changing problematic thought and behavioral patterns
Differentiation of Self
to help clients become more emotionally developed and able to maintain a sense of self and healthy connection to others in the face of difference
to help clients understand the source of their behaviors in relationship and develop new ways of feeling safe and secure
to explore the cultural factors impacting client’s experience of power and belonging, to exemplify and encourage growth-fostering relationships
to raise self-awareness, support emotion-regulation, and support responsiveness over reactivity
to improve mood and self-esteem
Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
to promote empathy, understanding, and connection with Self and others
Counseling is a transformative process that takes time. But slowly you will deepen your self-knowing; build needed skills for self-management, decision-making, and communication; and, clarify your values, needs, and desires.
For most people this means living a life with more emotional ease, confidence, purposeful direction, healthier relationships, and an overall sense of wellbeing!
When you are ready, I am here to serve as support on your journey to a healthier, happier you!
I welcome any client called to work with me. Integrated into my work is an intersectional understanding that our identities, experiences, and healing cannot be separated from our race, gender, sexuality, religion, or abilities.
I can support conversations with white or BIPOC people related to racial identity and the impact of white supremacy. I offer affirming and competent care for queer, trans, and non-binary clients. And I counsel folks in all manner of relationships: monogamous, polyamorous, or otherwise creatively defined.
A good relationship between a therapist and client is as important to healing as the type of therapy being offered. If you feel you need a therapist that better represents or reflects your lived experience, please let me help you find the right therapist for you!
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