My personal practices of photography, Zazen meditation, and yoga have informed my clinical social work practice by enabling me to integrate art, mindfulness, and ancient wisdom traditions into my work.
I take an integrative approach to therapy, grounded in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), parts work, somatic techniques, and Buddhist Psychology. I am training for and am now offering Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I aim to create a safe, validating, and honest atmosphere for you to feel through what is past, present, and on the horizon in your life. Just as valuable as the harder feelings, I also love when we can infuse our shared space with humor, playfulness, and creativity. If my approach resonates, I would love to meet you where you're at.
The difficult aspects of life are unavoidable: feelings of isolation and loneliness, relationship stressors, periods of change and transition, or even barriers imposed by systems of power. We can seldom evade what comes with the territory of being human. On the flipside, we humans have an incredible knack for resiliency, curiosity, and self-awareness.