I appreciate the courage it takes to explore counseling - that reaching out for help can be as challenging as the issues we face. Sometimes we may feel exceptionally overwhelmed, with a mixed bag of emotions that is hard to sort through. During these times, we may either minimize our pain, our hurt or believe that we should be able to “deal with it” by ourselves which makes seeking counseling shrouded with fear, reluctance, embarrassment or shame.
But sometimes we yearn for someone to hear our story, someone who can be there for us, someone who will be non-judgmental toward us as we face our issues.
I strive to provide a safe, trusting environment in which people can explore their feelings, share their stories. While we will never be able to alter the actual events of our stories, we have a chance to change the lens through which we view the story and come to a sense of reconciliation and peace.
I welcome the opportunity to walk with each person in their journey of discovery toward this resolve which can lead to a healthier sense of self and fulfilling relationships.
I have been in the field for over 20 years and employ skills from a variety of approaches including Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Mindfulness. I received specialized training in the treatment of trauma.
I understand the importance of the mind/body connection and the power of the present moment to heal our wounds.
My goal is to work collaboratively with each client to determine the goals and course of treatment.