A therapeutic relationship is unique. Therefore, I have deep respect for your confidentiality and approach our relationship with warmth, professionalism and clarity about our shared commitment to helping you heal and live differently.
For me, this means meeting clients with genuine interest and without judgement. As you are the expert on your own experience, I listen deeply to you, with appreciation, gentleness, and curiosity. Deep listening goes beyond hearing the words you say to recognize the glimmers of your most authentic self, even when you might not see those yourself.
I welcome your understanding of how things got to be where they are and how you want to change. In our time together, I want to hear from you about what feels helpful and what doesn’t, so we can find our way into making our work useful for you as we find the path forward.
Our relationship provides a new context for processing emotional pain and conflicts. This often involves navigating the tensions inherent in living with the past & present, loving & loss, freedom & responsibility, individual & shared needs, youth & aging, success & disappointments, and identities of all kinds.
Through the undoing of aloneness and the in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences, individual therapy fosters new and healing experiences. Over time, healing experiences become lasting change as the thinking mind and feeling mind “sync up” into a sense and story of yourself that can engage more freely and fully in your relationships and life.
With a more flexible and effective way of being, many people find more confidence and initiative, healthier relationships, including closer friendships and deeper intimacies, and a sense of ease and empowerment.
“Though we have instructions and a map buried in our hearts when we enter this world, nothing quite prepares us for the abrupt shift to the breathing realm.”