“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
When our core needs aren’t met at an early age and our experiences are fraught with misattunement, neglect, and abuse from our caregivers, we find ways to adapt in an attempt to keep us safe. As we grow older these adaptive mechanisms often develop into chronic anxiety, depression, low self-worth, persistent shame and insecure attachment in relationships. We can also end up feeling lost, unfulfilled, and unsure of who we are and what our purpose in life is as adults.
It is my earnest belief we thrive and heal best in connection and relationship. If you have been experiencing any of these mental and emotional challenges, I want you to know you don’t have to suffer alone and there is hope. When our stories are revealed and we are seen, heard and understood
within the safety of a therapeutic relationship, we are granted the opportunity to make deeper connections with ourselves and to grow our capacity for self-compassion and self-regulation. With more self-understanding, we are also then able to make more clear and informed decisions, tolerate and flow with life's ups and downs better, as well as improve the health of our relationships.
I am a relational, attachment and depth-oriented psychotherapist
What that means is, I get very curious about your early experiences and relationships, your family of origin and intergenerational patterns.
My intent is to assist you in discovering what has been hidden from your consciousness or what has been too scary to make contact with, as well as what motivates your choices, emotional responses, behaviors and ways of relating to others.
I utilize and integrate various therapeutic tools in my practice based on the individual needs of my clients. While we will do plenty of what is known as “talk therapy”, I may at times invite you to pay attention to your body and incorporate practices to help you discover parts of yourself that have been “exiled” into your subconscious, tend to unprocessed trauma and resolve issues related to emotional dysregulation.
When it comes to addressing issues related to identity, life transitions, grief and loss, I often lean into a mindfulness approach, as it allows for us to zoom out and hold all aspects of what you are exploring with a sense of curiosity, openness, and expanded awareness.
Who I Serve
I work with adult individuals of all ages.
Those who have been emotionally, sexually, and/or physically abused
Gender queer and gender nonconforming individuals
Artists and creative types
Those who are spiritually inclined and curious
Seekers, deep thinkers and empaths
Emotional neglect and abandonment
Insecure attachment in relationships
Existential and identity crises
Anxiety and obsessive thinking
Isolation and depression
Grief and loss
Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
Gender questioning, exploration and transitioning