About My Clients
I support my clients in honoring their unique identities, pay attention to their present moment, their bodily and minds states with presence and kindness (a simple working definition of mindfulness). My clients, in turn, can move lovingly towards their current struggles, mend and heal, clarify and envision, and grow and root in wisdom. They can also develop loving relationships with their chronic symptoms which can include: grief, stress, anxiety, depression, focus/attention, anger, etc.
My Background and Approach
I believe the power of therapy lies in improving our relationship to the world, the people close to us, and ultimately to ourselves. Sessions may focus on specific issues or be a space to explore, process your experiences and deepen your healing/growth. Sessions consist of a combination of talk therapy and experiential & somatic activities that incorporate mindfulness and creativity. The approach is excellent for short-term problem solving and long-term in-depth work. My core approach to therapy is mindfulness focused, relational, and integrative. I am trauma sensitive, while integrating techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and somatics.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
These are times of upheavel. Novel coronavirus pandemic, climate chaos, & violence on BIPOC reinforced by our systems. Isolation induced depression. Overwhelm, numbness, and agitation with systems and/or police brutality. Despair with job and wage insecurity and loss. Lowered immunity and illness exacerbated by chronic fear, anxiety, oppression, and exhaustion. Unprocessed grief and anticipatory grief. In this time of uncertainty and great systems upheaval, we need to be intentional and creative in (re)connecting with each other and ourselves, families, and communities. Special outreach and focus to healthcare workers, elders, parents, people of color, and others on the frontlines — to pause and (re)ground in our day-to-day. We need mending to sustain and to (re)imagine what is possible, for ourselves, families, communities, and systems.