Therapy for Individuals: older adolescents, young adults, parents, newly single, middle aged and elders
I use an emotionally-attuned mindfulness approach to working with adult men and women. Therapy is most helpful and change is most possible within a genuine relationship between the client and the therapist. In this safe space therapy becomes a rich and purposeful process for reconciling difficult life experiences, navigating major transitions, and nurturing personal and spiritual growth.
In individual therapy I use approaches based on the needs of the person I am working with. The core of my work is based in early patterns of relating and attachment, and the opportunity therapy provides to co-create a new way of relating. I listen carefully and we work directly with the experiences evoked and core beliefs that arise in the session. Together we gently move toward increased awareness, deeper understanding and trust. My style is intensely curious, respectful and kindhearted.
Entering therapy is a commitment of time, curiosity, resources. I recommend meeting weekly, or more frequently, to enable deeper more relevant work, and I would be happy to talk with you about how that might be possible.
I also work with professional men and women to address career relationships, self-view, future planning, self-sabotage, life balance and stress.
Inclusive Therapy for Couples
My work with couples integrates emotionally-focused, communication and conflict-reducing methods. Emotionally Focused Couple therapy looks at a couple's habitual ways of relating and early attachment needs, to identify and change repeating negative interactions. At the same time, there is a clear focus on the unique needs of each partner for deep connection, emotional engagement and acceptance. This model fits well with my foundation of emotional-attunement and direct experience and gives both people in the couple the support and emotional containment needed to explore their deeper needs, soften toward their partner and heal problematic behaviors.
I work with couples who are experiencing conflict and avoidance around these and other challenges:
- Life stress/transition