Thinking about how we would like our lives to be different is easy. Enacting and maintaining change in our lives—that’s another story. At its best, therapy is an opportunity to hold space, develop new skills and insight, take creative or emotional risks and honor your best hopes and vision for your life. Most individuals come to therapy because some aspect their lives have begun to feel unbearable. They are suffering, feel blocked, stuck. They may not recognize themselves anymore or feel out of sync with their goals or values. Others come to therapy doubtful or unsure about what benefit it may offer, but willing to 'give it a go' because someone in their lives has expressed concern for their wellbeing. Whatever road has led you here, welcome.
I provide insight-oriented, experiential psychotherapy. I work holistically, meaning that we will explore the role your head, heart, body, spirit and community play in your wellness. Depending on your goals and preferences, this might include talking about your history, patterns and life circumstances, learning more about a condition, diagnosis or interpersonal style, conducting mindfulness or breath exercises, somatic (body-awareness) interventions, expressive arts activities or exercises for cultivating self-compassion and grounding yourself through anxiety or emotional pain.
While I am a general practitioner, I have a specialization in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and supporting individuals through pregnancy, birth and postpartum, including struggles with grief, loss, interrupted pregnancies and unexpected medical diagnoses/outcomes.