Traditional talk therapy forms the foundation for my work helping clients conquer depression, recover from trauma, face grief and cope with other life transitions.
Telling Your Story
To be truly heard, to tell our stories, and to receive compassionate unconditional support in talk therapy can be immensely transforming.
Talking is one of the primary ways we process experience. As we tell our stories, we seek to understand how they form our self-concept and influence our relationships. We gain new perspectives. We reframe the past, engage more purposefully in the present, and actively create a brighter future.
We explore our reality by speaking openly and confidentially to another person. This helps us discover and get in touch with our true selves. We are heard. We heal.
Thinking it Through
Our “minds” are powerful processing centers. For better or worse, thought patterns – or our belief systems – inform all our interactions with the world.
With guidance, we verbalize and explore our beliefs and experiences to see how our “stories” keep us from experiencing power in the present moment. We learn how we are overly influenced by pain from the past and/or fear of the future. With this knowledge and insight we become better able to live, aware and whole, in the now.
Healing from addiction involves mind and body. Talk therapy can help process past experiences, provide education about addiction, and combat self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.
Addiction is, first and foremost, physical. Getting the substance out of the body – and remaining abstinent – is crucial. In spite of the physical basis of addiction, many recovery efforts leave the body out of the equation, focusing primarily on mental/spiritual growth.
Embodiment processes strengthen and support recovery by countering cravings, and coping with the buildup of “runaway” feelings before they result in relapse. Perhaps most importantly, Embodiment practices help the body feel more like home without drugs and alcohol.
My experience with Talk Therapy
I have more than 15 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I see adults and adolescents, working extensively with trauma, recovery, depression, stress reduction and grief/transition issues. My theoretical framework is empowerment- and strength-based. I combine psychodynamic, developmental and relational orientations with current research in neurobiology.
Together, we will work to ignite your innate capacity to heal so you can move forward in life toward greater health and wholeness.
Compassionate, unconditional support and guidance leads us to new hope and health. I provide skilled psychotherapy to adults and older adolescents. In the safety of a caring, confidential relationship, clients can speak openly about self-defeating behavior, difficult situations with others, and painful secrets. As clients come to understand their life stories, I help them solve problems, build coping skills and experience the freedom of self-acceptance. Clients reframe the past, learn to live more fully in the present, and create a brighter, purpose-filled future.
Don’t be afraid,
Be what you are.
There is nothing
to be afraid of.
Trust and try.
Give your real Being
a chance to shape
You will not regret it.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj