I help people navigate the next steps in their journey by working through the tension of what to accept, and what needs to change, and developing the confidence and courage to take action to make the changes happen. When this happens you not only feel more empowered and in control, but you notice that you are acting in accordance with your values, doing the things that are important to you. Our work together could include:

  • Exploring things in life that have been difficult for you, and developing deep understanding of your current struggles and strengths
  • Reducing or eliminating current self-sabotaging behaviors that may be making your situation worse
  • Equipping you with new, helpful tools including mindfulness techniques to replace worn out coping strategies that have not worked out well for you and leave you ruminating and anxious
  • Increasing your sense of trust in yourself and self confidence through the use of both in-session work and take-home experiments where you make a series of small but steady steps towards your goals
  • Working through past harm, trauma, abuse, or neglect in order to free you up to make choices today that reflect your values, rather than just reacting based on what has happened to you in the past. Sometimes the experiences or traumas that seem so ‘minor’ are the ones that last the longest.

I use a variety of approaches in my therapeutic work, based on your individual circumstances. These include:

  • Relational psychotherapy using a collaborative approach to making change
  • Story work / narrative therapy and trauma processing
  • Lifespan Integration
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation