Eclectic Psychotherapy to Inspire; Breathe Courage, Find Peace Embracing and nurturing the entirety of who we are and strive to be.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC
Our goal working with trauma in our community is to help us self-identify hope. Our philosophy is one must master floating in order to learn to swim, otherwise you risk reaching deep water to only panic risking everything. Learning coping skills, self-safety, and self-care is essential to begin trauma recovery. With these new internal boundaries, we will confront how to embrace comfortable consequences, as we may experience losses of those who cannot honor our safety or well-being.
In our career we have found that bereavement is instrumentally tied to one’s views of life and death, even when the loss is not life or death. It comes and goes like the wind, seemingly without personal control of our own vessel. Our philosophy is we must grace ourselves with the ability to feel our feelings in our body, being self-aware of our internal dialogue so we quiet assumptions and find a way to not get stuck. We must honor ourselves and our loss so that our loss honors those we love.
I am a certified Perinatal Mental Health clinician. What an amazing time in life? It pokes at every emotion that we own. At times these emotions roll, seemingly without ownership, between rage and reverence. All deeply valid feelings. My philosophy is that becoming a parent, whether your baby is still with us or not, is the steepest learning curve in life. I have the deepest respect and honor for our individualized experiences. I am here to listen and support your journey.
I utilize eclectic psychotherapy defined by APA as “any psychotherapy that is based on a combination of theories or approaches or uses concepts and techniques from a number of different sources, including the integrated professional experiences of the therapist. With the more formalized prescriptive eclectic psychotherapy, the clinician attempts to customize psychological treatments and the therapeutic relationship to the specific needs of individual clients."