Psychotherapy is the process of helping you explore and work through any issues that are holding you back from experiencing your life fully and optimally.
During this process you will gain insight into the layers or factors that are contributing to your struggles. You will be able to safely connect to these layers and process them through on a holistic level that includes emotional, physical and mental dimensions.
Therapy allows for what has in the past been pushed away, not been processed, or left in the realm of the unconscious to make its way to the conscious and be worked through. This amazing process leaves one finally feeling more whole, present, and free.
During this process we will take into account the environment where a client grew up, the attachment and care from their parents that they experienced, their current family system, their body and nervous system, current or past romantic relationships, sexuality and intimacy, and even existential and transpersonal issues.
I take a deep and compassionate approach with each client, making sure to trust their inner wisdom and the direction and pacing that’s right for them. My intention is to help clients avoid unnecessary time in therapy and I help each client drop into whatever they need to work on so they can achieve the breakthrough and healing they deserve.
I prefer not to focus on encouraging clients just change their current behaviors or choices. Instead, I focus on helping clients work through the core causes of the issues they have. Working on this level allows for change to come through naturally as issues and layers are faced, felt, and resolved. This approach also helps avoid needing to constantly fight with oneself to maintain changes as change is maintained naturally as core blocks and issues are processed. Some examples of blocks are: Childhood abuse or trauma, emotional misattunement by parents or family of origin, stress, anxiety or depression, unconscious beliefs or thinking patterns, challenges relating to relationships or sexuality, and tension around societal or religious expectations.
My approach is psychodynamically and Somatically based. It is also strongly influenced by client-centered therapy, existential and transpersonal psychology, systems and attachment theory and mindfulness.