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My Philosophy

“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.

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My Approach 

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.

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Who I Serve

I work with adult individuals of all ages.

More specifically:

 

Those who have been emotionally, sexually, and/or physically abused

Caregivers

Neurodivergent folk

Gender queer and gender nonconforming individuals 

LGBTQIA+

Artists and creative types 

Those who are spiritually inclined and curious 

Seekers, deep thinkers and empaths 

Perfectionists

 

Common concerns:

PTSD

Emotional neglect and abandonment

Insecure attachment in relationships 

Existential and identity crises

Low self-worth 

Meaninglessness 

Anxiety and obsessive thinking

Isolation and depression

Grief and loss 

Burnout and Compassion Fatigue 

Gender questioning, exploration and transitioning