About My Clients
Whether you are ready to jump right in or are uncertain about this whole process, I will meet you where you are at. I connect with a range of people and what I most want to see is the authentic you. There are no topics that are off limit. I am also not a therapist that is a blank wall. I am relational and you will find that as we engage in the therapeutic relationship, you will know me a bit as well.
My Background and Approach
I have a background in public and alternative education and Im always interested in how people learn and what their natural skills are. I want to know what you are excited about and what drives you. If you don't know, we will discover it! I received my MA in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I did a lot of my own self examination and healing as part of my training. I have found this invaluable to the therapeutic relationship and I understand what its like to be on the couch as well. I now enjoy attending workshops and trainings in more specialized areas to support my work such as couples counseling, trauma and self recovery, EMDR, and mindfulness and meditation practices. I would love to help you get out of your anxious ruminating thoughts, be more self compassionate and present in your life, and maintain better quality of relationships. Especially the relationship with yourself as that affects everything else!
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I have a rich spiritual life but am not affiliated with any religions. I grew up in a Christian home and have studied other religions so I know a bit about many. I will support you in your faith and help you develop a deeper practice if you so desire that. I am progressive politically and believe in equality for all no matter race, religion or sexual orientation or identification. I am a musician and creative person so I encourage everyone to follow their creative instincts or whatever makes you come alive. We all have something!