My Approach to Therapy
“Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.” – Linda Hogan
My therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative, curious, and compassionate, and I tailor my work toward the needs of each client. Together, we can create an approach to counseling that works for you.
My goal is to offer you a supportive space for you to share the stories of who you are. I will listen with deep respect and compassion, and will offer you observations, reflections, feedback, and tools. In this space, you can come to know and appreciate yourself more fully, grow in new ways, reconnect to your own deep knowing, and build resilience and new capacities to inhabit your life in ways that work for you.
This process is active, collaborative, creative, and dynamic, and we will be learning and discovering together. I value your autonomy and trust your input as to what does and does not work for you.
Relationships are at the heart of how I orient to the world and my work—relationships with family and friends, partners, selves, community, cultures and identities, systems of oppression and privilege, work and purpose, bodies, spirituality, and nature. These relationships shape the ways we understand and experience the world and ourselves, and are at the core of our joys, sufferings, inspirations, and challenges. Counseling is a powerful way to understand these relationships more deeply, and to make intentional changes in how we experience and participate in them.
My practice is sex-positive, kink-friendly, and affirming of all genders and sexualities. I am experienced with non-monogamy and welcome a diversity of consensual relationship styles and structures. My work is trauma-informed and intersectional.
I am guided by:
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
Areas of focus:
Depression, anxiety, uncertainty, guilt, overwhelm, and shame are frequent themes in this work.
I am committed to anchoring my work in anti-oppression and social justice/collective liberation. This work is life-long and ongoing. I am always learning, and I welcome feedback from my clients about all aspects of our work together. I understand individual healing as an important part of collective liberation and cultural transformation.
“There are ways in, journeys to the center of life, through time; through air, matter, dream and thought. The ways are not always mapped or charted, but sometimes being lost, if there is such a thing, is the sweetest place to be. And always, in this search, a person might find that she is already there, at the center of the world. It may be a broken world, but it is glorious nonetheless.” – Linda Hogan