My time working with individuals in inpatient care and with survivors of extreme relationship violence has made me especially sensitive to the ways in which systemic oppression ongoingly traumatizes the human person. I make it a priority to engage with each person’s healing in full view of the greater context of the existential threats that we face, both as individuals and as a species.
I developed my therapeutic approach within an existential and phenomenological framework. This means that my work is centered on presence, embodied meaning, and relationship. I incorporate elements of Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, Focusing, and imaginal and psychodramatic techniques into my work. I tend to be playful, compassionate, and direct in session, and try to balance the inherent seriousness of the work with tender appreciation for the lightness in us all.