About My Clients
Whether your struggle runs deep or is an interim situation, together we can create possibilities for you to manifest a life you love with the life you have. With support, you can rewrite your story as you embark on your inner quest of becoming more of who you really are. Our purpose together will be to make meaning out of your experiences, as well as highlight opportunities for symptom relief, expansion, and healing.
My Background and Approach
I put a lot of emphasis on the humanistic aspects of integrative depth psychotherapy. This means that I meet you where you are currently at, with no judgement or agenda of my own, and an appreciation for the complexity of your whole being. I wholeheartedly believe that your soul knows what it needs, i.e. you can become your own healer. I recognize the differences between us and see you as the sole expert on who you are, where you come from, and how you walk through life. My approach has been described as having depth, heartfelt curiosity, integrity and humility. I consider the relationship we forge together as a central part of our process. As our relationship deepens and evolves we may notice how it starts resembling habitual patterns in your own life that we will be able to work through in a way tailored to your needs. I will be present every step of the way to witness what emerges and share my thoughts with you in a synergetic and exploratory way.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe in a non-stigmatizing, trauma-informed form of therapy. I have a heartfelt curiosity about what moves you and what keeps you stuck. I don’t see you as broken or as someone to “fix.” I also believe that the vast majority of “personality disorders” and other things that we are quick to pathologize and label are mostly the result of past traumatic experiences, i.e. traumatic adaptations that your self-protective psyche evolved to get you through life. I believe that we do not exist in a vacuum since we are all part of a sociopolitical and economic world structure. Our individual struggles may be generated and intensified by oppressive sociopolitical and economic systems, as well as power struggles between our interpersonal relationships. If appreciated and welcomed, our goal would be to bring those dynamics within the therapeutic process since they inform who we are as client and therapist, as well as potentially highlight the path for a more inclusive healing process.