I really value helping my clients reclaim their identities, learn how to set boundaries with the people in their lives (this includes partners, family, friends, coworkers, etc.), relate to their thoughts and feelings in a different way, and feel safe in their minds and bodies.
My therapeutic approach is really about being shame-sensitive and helping individuals who have been affected by negative relational experiences learn how to trust again, feel safe with others, and feel empowered to be themselves without fear of abandonment, loss, or retaliation. I'm trained in working with Adult Children of Narcissists, Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
My clients would describe me as warm, humorous, accepting, and supportive. I make sure I don't impose my own agenda on my clients and I really value working in a collaborative way. You'll find that I check things out with you, keep my focus on your feelings, and work at making sure you feel safe.