My goal as a therapist is to help individuals achieve greater well-being and more fulfilling relationships. For some people, this may be relatively straightforward—for example, being more assertive at work. For other people, the change you desire might be a deeper one such as putting a traumatic event behind you, being able to fully grieve a loss, fostering greater security in your relationships, or completing a difficult life transition.
I work collaboratively with you to determine the approaches that are best suited to help you realize your goals. The opportunity to discuss your problems with an open-minded and accepting person may be all that is needed. At other times, more specific approaches such as internal family systems (IFS), relaxation techniques, assertiveness training, or mindfulness can be used to work with more specific areas such as grief, depression, anxiety, and stress. I'm also trained in Somatic Experiencing and EMDR, which are specific techniques designed to help resolve symptoms from post-traumatic stress, such as flashbacks, anxiety, body pain, depression, numbing, ruminating thoughts, guilty feelings and dissociation.
Regardless of the approach that is chosen, my guiding principle is to provide a kind, accepting environment where you can feel completely safe in talking about yourself, your dreams, and what may be standing in the way.