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Services

Individual, Couple and Group therapy

I can help with:
Life transitions — creative expression — anxiety — depression — loss/grief – trauma — relationship issues — cross-cultural issues — addictive tendencies — co-dependency — communication — mindfulness practices — self-esteem — emotional regulation — cancer/illness.

I can help you unravel life's messes and uncover your essential strengths as we focus on what is happening in the present moment in your mind, in your body and in your emotions.

Together, we will shine the light of clarity and compassion on your deeply held beliefs and patterns. I can help you develop a familiarity with the previously disconnected, disowned and devalued parts of your experience and emotional states.

We can lean toward your concerns (rather than contracting and denying) and develop understanding that helps to break through old thought patterns and habits. You will develop meaningful ways to acknowledge and experience your natural states of compassion, trust, acceptance and safety.

Individual Therapy

Therapy sessions are a time for you to share your deepest feelings, thoughts, fears, hopes, and desires with someone who is wholeheartedly there for you, hearing and understanding you with compassion.

During our initial meetings together we will determine the unique approach that will support your healing. It might look like establishing an initial foundation of grounding, emotional regulation, and then focusing on building inner and outer resources.

Couples Therapy

When you both feel stuck in the same old relational patterns of blame and hurt it can be hard to find new ways of understanding and relating.

Learn how to listen to each other, express your truth and deepen intimacy.

Through focused attention to the present moment's experience along with compassionate understanding and listening, you can shine the light of awareness on old patterns.

Together you will develop new ways of relating and deepening understanding and intimacy.

Adrienne Rich: “An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other. It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation. It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity. It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us."

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Groups and Workshops

One of the most powerful aspects of groups is learning that you are not alone in your experience. Through sharing your experience and listening to others you gain insight and support. I offer expressive arts groups and workshops throughout the year.

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