In over 20 years of practice as a psychotherapist, I have come to hold two truths as essential to healing: first, clients need me to see the full depth, breadth, and intensity of their suffering; and second, no one is in need of being fixed. Rather, each person is already whole, perfect and complete although we forget this when we are in a lot of pain.
I support you in taking ownership of your healing. Although judgment is a human experience, I work hard to keep judgment at bay — both my own and yours. Through my training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), I help you shift your thinking beyond right / wrong, good / bad, all / nothing paradigms. I help you observe judgment when it arises and transform it into positive thinking.
Labels and diagnoses can limit the humanity and breadth of your suffering, as well as cut short the process of healing. Instead of telling you what’s wrong, I help you listen to your own moment-to-moment experience in your body and take dominion over your mind and body. My approach weaves together an understanding of the body from many years of experience in a variety of settings. Read more about my specialties.
My work is informed by several psychotherapeutic, philosophical, spiritual and political orientations:
- Somatic, Buddhist Psychology, Positive Psychology, Yoga Philosophy, Science of Mind, Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Feminism, Anti-Racism and Social Justice, Food Justice, Nonviolent Communication
Please feel free to contact me here with any inquiries.