About My Clients
Thinking "Hey, maybe I could use therapy," is pivotal. Usually it's pain, suffering, confusion, difficult emotions, and things just not going right that bring us to therapy. AND although it can feel otherwise, there's no shame in needing or wanting support, or participating in therapy. My hope is that therapy helps you experience greater self-acceptance, compassion, and ease with yourself and your life - it's a worthy and doable endeavor.
My Background and Approach
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and authentic -- I love and believe in good therapy. I deeply believe in people treating each other with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My perspective is that you are the expert on your life and my role as your therapist is to be your advocate, ally, and confidant. When it's appropriate I will offer guidance, insights, and my perspective for you to consider. Other times I get that what's most important is to feel seen, heard, and understood. My approach typically includes what's known as "talk therapy," including cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, compassion, and insight-oriented practices. I also offer EMDR and Somatic Experiencing as options. And with each approach, the goal is to attend to your identified needs. Although it's often difficult emotions and experiences that propel people to seek therapy in the first place, once we get started you may also be surprised to find a place for humor and laughter in our sessions.