About My Clients
My clients know that relationship improvement starts with self-improvement, and they’re not afraid to get curious about themselves, try new things, and follow their unique path. They care about the emotional footprint they leave in relationships and want to explore how to relax into being better at connecting. Relax? Yes, because underneath it all, you are wise, compassionate, playful, confident, and connected What we’ll do together is help you remember who you really are.
My Background and Approach
I work with people who are willing to dig deep to uncover the gold at their core. Often, clients I work with have experienced some hardship or trauma and are looking to transform the hurt into compassionate leadership. They know (or they learn in therapy) that far from diminishing them, the lessons they’ve learned from their experience enhance their empathy and compassion and spark creative ideas they may not have had otherwise. Clients notice that as they understand themselves better, their conversations are clearer and easier. They find that they naturally replace reactivity with curiosity. And, perhaps most importantly, they learn that they are inherently trustworthy and good. Relationships begin to flourish when clients find and address the argument that’s happening internally. These moments can transform a life — for an individual, a couple, and all the people they touch. I am in awe of my clients and the work they do in the world. It is my great honor to support their
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My experiences have been rich and varied and not always easy, and the main thing they’ve taught me is, “People do well when they can.” The systemic approach to therapy acknowledges the countless ways we are affected by our many environments — internal, familial, cultural, physical, societal, economic, political, etc. What we can do together is lovingly inquire about what is changeable and then go about supporting that change with deep trust in each person’s innate wisdom and wholeness. I’ve never believed in one-size-fits-all, and I love having many therapeutic tools at my fingertips, from evidence-based modalities like Internal Family Systems to art and movement to journaling and poetry. Working with clients who’ve experienced trauma has cracked my heart open to the sadness of the world. It’s also opened my eyes to the amazing resiliency, flexibility, grit, and innovation people develop as they grow through difficulty. I hold space and offer support through this process.