Individual Counseling

Using a present-centered and body-aware approach, I aid clients in restructuring core beliefs.  In this way, getting “unstuck” is not limited to talk and intellectual analysis, but rather becomes a journey that unfolds through your direct and felt experience in the here and now.

I have specific training in Gestalt Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), The Enneagram, and mindfulness-based approaches. Specialties include helping clients move from anxiety to trust, from depression/isolation to connection, and from self-destructive behavior towards self-esteem and self-actualization.

I believe in my clients’ innate inner wisdom, and challenge them to take ownership over their process.  My style is compassionate, curious, and honest.  My work is influenced by a strong theoretical understanding of attachment, trauma, and neuroplasticity. I hold the highest regard for the relationships (be they friends, partners, coworkers, or family) that are significant in your life.  Our work is not a replacement for meaningful connections outside of therapy but rather a bond that travels alongside them, and allows you to move away from old patterns and dynamics into deeper and fuller ways of connecting and finding nourishment.

I create a space for you to develop yourself – body, mind, and spirit.  Potential areas for change include:

  • Worry, anxiety, or fear
  • Depression and feelings of isolation
  • Indecision/Lack of Direction
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Anger/aggression (towards self and other)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Transitions
  • Shut down or cut off from your feelings
  • ‘Self medication’ with food, alcohol, or other substances
  • Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Low Self Esteem/Shame
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family-of-origin Issues
  • Spiritual Growth

Couples Counseling

With couples I employ an eclectic approach, drawing most heavily from attachment based perspectives and The Enneagram.  I work with couples to find the root of relationship distress and provide a detailed map to the resolution of patterns and conflicts that undermine a relationship. 

Often a secure bond allows couples to resolve the walls of distance and blame and begin to grow in love and trust once again. At other times couples choose to part ways - but learn to do so in a conscious and caring way that honors the love and growth brought from the relationship. Ultimately, I provide a safe space for you to work towards your truth, and find a life that supports you both the most.

I work with couples facing a variety of difficulties.

Issues include:

  • Feeling unimportant, abandoned, or unloved
  • Feeling untrusting or betrayed
  • Building a sense of 'I' within the 'We'
  • Lack of affection, intimacy, or sex
  • Feeling disrespected, nagged, or criticized
  • Recurring fights with no resolution
  • Feeling worn out and walking on eggshells
  • Withdrawing/distancing with silent resentment, hurt, or loneliness
  • Feeling as though you will never be “enough” for your partner
  • Rebuilding after an affair
  • Intercultural issues
  • Questioning if you chose the right partner

Diversity Statement: Being committed to serving diverse people, reflective of our diverse community, is fundamental to sound therapeutic relationships. Every client, no matter their race, gender, sexual identity, age, religious affiliation or nationality, is respected and celebrated.