May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire that disturbs you when you have settled for something safe, for your soul senses the world that awaits you. ~John O'Donohue
I work from an integral view of psychotherapy, holding three basic tenets: 1) the mind, body, emotions, and spirit are inextricably connected; 2) the source of healing lies inside each of us; and 3) all of life moves towards creative evolution.
I honor that our painful experiences of mental and emotional distress contain insights. When approached with openness and curiosity our suffering can be healed, transformed, and integrated resulting in greater well-being. I intend to hold your distress with non-judgment and respect, offering you a safe space to approach your pain.
My goal is to support you in living a life of greater joy, intimacy, and courage, enabling your participation in the world from a more authentic expression of your being.
I work best with clients who value self-exploration and who want to cultivate intimacy with themselves, with others, and with life. Rather than solving problems from your thinking mind, I will help you access your embodied (i.e., thinking, feeling, sensing, spiritual) intelligence so that you can make conscious choices that express your authentic self. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, attachment wounding, relational problems, trauma, existential and spiritual issues.
I support individuals in cultivating mindful awareness, openness, and curiosity to 1) release unhelpful thought patterns; 2) navigate difficult emotions such as shame, anger, fear, loneliness; 3) promote somatic self-awareness; 4) improve relationships and communication; 5) move through life's transitions and cycles; and 6) create transformative health and spiritual practices.
Providing a context in which transformation and healing can occur is my passion and my privilege. I am inspired by my clients who courageously face their suffering and grow in ways they never thought possible.