I'm asked a lot how I work with people. I believe it is important for the therapist to be:
- PRESENT with the experience, emotions, and insights the client is having in the moment.
- ENGAGED with the client's process, both listening and giving feedback.
- AND HOLDING STRONG BOUNDARIES creating consistency, containment and safety, allowing the client to access their truth.
These are the foundations of a healthy therapy experience.
I got my start in hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, healing methodologies that stress the importance of the unconscious mind’s influence on conscious thought and behavior. I spent my graduate school experience immersed in the teachings of Jung and the practice of Depth Psychology.
This tradition champions the importance of the unconscious mind and the mind/body connection, as well as the myths and archetypes that are windows into the human psyche. In my early experiences as an intern I worked with chronic mental illness and at-risk youth. After licensure I built on this foundation adding training in couple's therapy, sex education, EMDR psychotherapy, and special populations like sexual minorities and adult children of narcissists.
I resonate with, am inspired by, and weave in:
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY
And really, will use whatever tool gets the job done.
I am also influenced by the latest findings in NEUROSCIENCE.
I am sex positive, kink friendly, poly friendly and LGBTQ affirming.
I hold the utmost RESPECT for my clients and consider therapy a COLLABORATIVE PROCESS.