About My Clients
I specialize in working with couples, individuals and families through a variety of issues such as: depression, anxiety, grief, concerns regarding spirituality/faith, relationship/marital conflict, and trauma. Therapy with me is informal, honest, relational and collaborative. As your therapist, I understand everyone heals differently, and as such, I use an integrative approach to therapy that is tailored to fit your individual needs.
My Background and Approach
I utilize psychodynamic theory and attachment theory to gain insight into how our past relationships influence how we relate to ourselves and others in the present. I'm trained in emotion-focused therapy to treat couples, and I also teach mindfulness-based interventions as practical skills to help alleviate and regulate symptoms of depression and anxiety.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe what makes us human is our drive to be in relationship with others. We are relational to our core. Our first experiences with relationships begin in our childhood. These first formative relationships shape who we are for the rest of our lives. These early formative relationships have the opportunity to fulfill our needs of attachment, or they can deprive us which can lead us to more stress as we navigate relationships throughout our lives, always on the defense. Neuroscience tells us that we have the capacity to rewire our brains in order to heal these childhood wounds. Through processing these untold stories in a validating and empathic setting, these stories can begin to have less power over how we live our lives. It is through the counseling relationship that a secure attachment can be rewired. Relationships can be the source of great suffering, or they can be the source of great healing.