When you are struggling with relationship and life transitions, grief from loss, stress of unresolved conflicts, and the inevitable uncertainty that life presents, therapy can be a safe place to explore and find your deepest truth.
From this place you begin to uncover your authentic self and find the confidence to move forward, creating the life you truly desire.
My approach to therapy can be summed up in three statements: What everyone needs is a good listening to. When people ask for help, offer an array of practical and effective tools. Beyond the wounds of our egos, there exists a deep well of wisdom and love within each of us.
What we all really need is to be deeply heard and understood.
From that place we are able to get in touch with parts of ourselves that have been long neglected and in need of healing. With gentle guidance and deep listening we work together to touch into those wounded places and find the love that is beneath. I follow my clients closely, allowing a caring space for what needs to be experienced as well as offering tools to support the process of transformation and healing. My in depth training in child development and family systems gives me a unique perspective as a therapist. I am able to help you hone in on developmental steps missed in childhood and reclaim the parts of you that were lost, hurt, or forgotten.
Seamlessly blending wisdom from Eastern philosophies and Energy-Psychology with evidence-based practical strategies from Western Psychology, I offer guidance to uncover and release obstacles in your path, allowing you to move forward, confidently creating the life you have been longing for.
Tools I use in therapy include: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Visualization and Mindfulness techniques Coaching to explore goals and release obstacles to goals Gradual exposure therapy for phobias and anxiety Masculine/Feminine Polarity for Couples Sandtray
Based on the work of Carl Jung and Gisela De Domenico, Sandtray-Worldplay is a nonverbal, expressive arts-based method of working with difficult emotions and life situations to bring new understanding, move through inner conflicts, and promote healing. Clients utilizing sandtray create a microcosm of their world using figurines and natural elements in a tray with sand. "The newly created microcosm then acts as a reflection of the client’s own life and allows them the opportunity to resolve conflicts, remove obstacles, and to connect to their inner being and recognize the beauty of their own soul as they begin to accept themselves.
Adults who have been traumatized, or who cannot express their emotional state verbally or through other cognitive means of therapy, respond well to sand tray therapy and visualizations. The environment presents an atmosphere free from threats, violence, and retribution and the clients are capable of acting out any scenarios that present themselves. The therapist works with the client to alter the positions of the miniature objects as representations of the true people and events. By beginning to facilitate change on a fictitious level, a client gains the courage and ability to recognize that these same changes can be made in their own life." from goodtherapy.org
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