Many of us experienced trauma or other life events that caused us to develop unhelpful habits and false beliefs. We learned to avoid certain situations as well as parts of ourselves in order to feel safe. Today, these leftover patterns may have us leading lives that feel empty and limited.
Our work together will focus on exploring and processing unhelpful remnants of the past so you can widen your comfort zone and have a life shaped by your desires rather than your fears. We will begin by creating a space where you can slow things down and listen to yourself with a gentle curiosity. In this accepting place, alienated parts may feel safe enough to surface, be seen and explored. As this happens, you have the opportunity to reintegrate these parts and release the lessons and defenses that are no longer serving you.
I offer interventions that can help you go deeper so you can access your inner wisdom. As you allow yourself to sink into your body and sense what you need, insights can “bubble up” naturally. I believe that you have all of the answers, and we can use our creativity and intuition to unlock these answers and create healing experiences.
I am an integrative/eclectic therapist, which means that I take into consideration the workings of a particular client and then draw from a number of disciplines and approaches to customize the treatment to meet this client’s unique needs. Some of the methods I draw from are:
- Somatic Therapy
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- Internal Family Systems Therapy
- Creative Expression
- Sensorimotor Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Transpersonal Therapy
As I dip into these various types of therapy, I rely heavily on mindfulness to facilitate deeper growth work. I find that mindfulness, which involves directing awareness to what is happening in the present moment, is helpful in providing the distance necessary to explore internal workings from a curious, less reactive place. From here, new ways of being can be experienced more fully, resulting in real and lasting transformation.