I work from a relational psychoanalytic/psychodynamic perspective that believes in working with the whole person: present symptoms as well as the stories that got you here to this very moment in your life. I believe deeply that we as humans are all longing for something similar: to be loved, to be heard, to be known and yet, at the same time, are sometimes scared of those very things as much as we long for them. I am largely influenced by attachment theory and neuropsychology; how the brain and body connect, specifically through life’s various traumas, which then impacts our ability to connect both with ourselves and to those around us. Finally, my therapeutic approach draws distinctly from my personality that interweaves a light-heart, authenticity and humor.
I know that stepping into therapy can be daunting. I also know that this work may be some of the hardest work that you will ever do. With that in mind, it is my hope that while this may be challenging, that you will feel supported and assisted in removing whatever barriers you feel are present in your life. I desire for each of my clients to have understanding and freedom within themselves and their most important relationships.
****For those acquainted with therapeutic terminology and experts in the field, I often study the writings and teachings of the following practitioners: D.W. Winnicott, Dan Siegel, Bessel van der Kolk, Jessica Benjamin, Philip Bromberg, among others.****
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”
- Carl Jung