My approach to counseling is compassion centered, trauma-informed and non-pathologizing.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Petaluma, CA
Supervised by Supervised by Kelly Rathmann, LCSW #28796
Our earliest attachment relationships (generally family) become templates for how we organize our later relationships, both with others and ourselves. When they no longer serve us and we feel stuck relationally, how to create new templates? By having a new relationship experience. My desire during our time together is to offer you that new, healthier experience of relationship you can internalize ... one that you can ultimately integrate and take out into your life outside the therapy room.
Often one of the greatest sources of our suffering is our relationship with ourselves. Self compassion can be a powerful tool to transform that relationship. If self compassion work feels like the right approach for you, I am happy to bring in related concepts and practices in our work together. I hold specialized training in self-compassion therapy.
Life transitions and changes can stir up so many feelings, including sadness, grief, uncertainty, confusion, anxiety and fear. So much of my work as a therapist lies in helping to provide the emotional scaffolding necessary to recover and heal from the losses in our lives.
Much of the suffering we find in relationship with others is a result of our earliest relationship traumas and attachment patterns with our caregivers. I have specialized tools and training that can support you to reshape those early templates and move toward meaningful nourishing relationships with others.