My Approach

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Client-centered—Therapy is a creative endeavor between two unique people. While there are helpful practices, there is no script. What works for one person may not work for you, and the process of finding what does work builds trust, understanding and empowerment.

Present-centered—The present moment is a guide and a resource. The practice of quieting the mind and noticing your senses can help you center and calm yourself at any time.

Somatic/Body-centered—Tuning into yourself in the present moment reveals a lot about what is important to you and often holds the key to transformation. With the support of the body, the impossible often becomes possible.

Curious—Stories don’t tell the future but they do carry meaning. Together we can find the through line (the things that are somewhat unchanging and that have meaning for you over time) while reframing negative, limiting beliefs. For instance, you might regret something you did at a younger age. Looking back, you can see that you did the best you could with the knowledge, tools, or ability you had at the time. Developing a sense of self-compassion alone is proven to reduce symptoms of PTSD, depression and anxiety.

Transpersonal—There is something bigger than ourselves or our individual stories that can help guide us and give meaning to our lives. These connections can be spiritual (God, religion), personal (relationships to family), a sense of purpose, a sense of commonality with other people, a feeling of oneness with nature, a sense of love for another…When we are experiencing difficulties, those connections can help us transcend dark places.

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