Approach

I support individuals and couples who seek more peace, contentment, and meaning in their lives. I work with my clients to create more self-compassion and self-acceptance and improve their ability to tolerate the difficult emotions and experiences that come with being human.

INTEGRATIVE
Therapy

My style as a therapist

My style as a therapist is integrative and holistic. I believe that the mind-body-spirit connection is integral to understanding the whole person. I value connection, creating safety, and allowing my clients to feel seen, heard, and understood.

In addition

I bring my authentic self into the therapy room. My foremost goal is to connect with my client, as the client-therapist relationship is integral to the healing power of therapy.

I also draw from evidence-based, post-modern, and creative approaches, depending on the client’s needs and goals for therapy.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Self-Compassion Practices
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Writing Practices

I'm often asked...

If my degree in Marital and Family Therapy means that I only see married couples and families. The simple answer is no.

The essence of this degree is in the greater system that all humans are part of. Everyone has a past, a network of people (both personally and professionally), and a society and community in which they are part of.

As an MFT, I believe in the importance of considering how all of these factors influence my client and impact their present functioning

What therapy with me looks like

As your therapist, I will...

• Engage with you in session.

• Provide feedback.

• Encourage you to “go inward” and lean into discomfort.

• Listen to understand you.

• Respect your inner wisdom.

• Challenge you when appropriate.

• Hold space for whatever you are presently feeling.

• Support and guide you in coming to your own answers and healing.

• Provide an authentic, warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment.

As your therapist, I will not...

• Do the work for you.

• Assume to know you.

• Make decisions for you.

• Tell you to change.

• Sit in silence and stare at you.

• Only ask “How does that make you feel?”

What to expect

To start

• 15-minute (free) phone consultation to evaluate your needs and our fit.

Then

• 50 (or 75, if you prefer) minute initial assessment session.

• Regular sessions, determined jointly to meet your needs and goals.

• Personalized and collaboratively designed treatment plan including creation of goals for therapy.

Along the way

• Homework in-between sessions (if appropriate).

• Routine check-ins to assess progress and gain feedback on how my style, pacing, and direction toward your goals is working for you.

Later

• Launch you into the world to continue the lifelong process of self development utilizing newly gained tools, strategies, insights, and your own inner wisdom as your guide.

Down the road

• Being there to reinitiate therapy if the needs arises.

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