Services

Therapy

I'm a traditional talk therapist, meeting clients for 60 minutes approximately once a week. Therapy starts with a one-session initial assessment that is structured. On-going sessions are primarily directed by exploring and processing what is on your mind or what you would like to work on. For more on this topic, please see "My Approach". 

Mindfulness / Meditation

If you're looking for greater ease in your life, training in mindfulness and meditation can be helpful. I can teach you skills to approach your life's moments without judgement and with acceptance of 'what is'. Probably the easiest hard thing to do! And if you, like many others, find your mind racing or you have relentless thinking, I can teach you meditation techniques to find the space between your thoughts, to quiet mind + body, to learn to center, and to discover that you can, in spite of how impossible it might feel, focus your thoughts more consistently where you want them to be and not just to the places your thoughts take you.

Workshops

UPCOMING

 

Meditation + SoulSearch Collage + Yoga

TBD

Please check back periodically to find out about future events!

This is a workshop designed to quiet your mind + body, help you turn inward for self-reflection, creation of images that speak to that inner place in you that might come to you in meditation, nourish you with lovely delictibles, and end with gentle, focusing movement that will deliver you beautifully back into your day.

 

My Approach

I work only with adults but have clients from 18 to 86 years old. I am curious, interested, and engaged in aspects of identity including, but not limited to, religious affiliation, cultural identifications, sexual orientation, age, experience, and histories. Because I see the the whole range of life experience, I can help with any manner of life transition, from adjusting to college life to finding meaning in life again after a spouse dies. From mid-life confusion to career change. The whole enchilada.

 

I approach my work from multiple perspectives including humanistic, existential, mindfulness, & relational. I hear it over and over that doctors love to tell their patients "go get some CBT"! I'm pretty sure this is because this is the only therapy of which they are familiar. While CBT can be just super, the first thing to look for is a therapist that helps you to feel comfortable, heard, and safe. Those core conditions need to be met before you can allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to work through stuff.

A final note. I have a therapy dog, Max. This is his picture. He looks like a great therapy dog but he's actually terrible at it. Every one of my clients would tell you that. But he's my sidekick and sometimes, under just the right circumstances, he comes through. And lets someone pet him. 

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