“Drinking a cup of tea, I end the war.”
– Paul Reps, Zen Poet
Working with me is little different than working with other therapists. You will likely never see a worksheet, and you will never be reduced to a set of symptoms to solve. I see my clients as whole humans, deserving of time and attention and love. I believe in the wisdom of your psyche, and I believe that my job is to befriend you on the path to living from that wisdom. You have everything you need within you already.
I draw from 25 years in the field to bring you depth, meaning, and sometimes even fun! I like to think that I am warm, funny, and a little bit quirky. I love using dreamwork, art therapy, active imagination, and journaling. I love running the women’s circles because I can unleash all kinds of creative things, and we all get to play together in growth, change, empowerment, and embodiment.
I geek out on Carl Jung, Depth Psychology, and ACT Therapy, because between these, liberation is possible. I see it every day.
Let’s chat. Give me a call and let’s talk about what this looks like for you.
Here are some things people have told me they want you to know about working with me:
“You are an open heart, open mind therapist. You have a fast, wicked sense of humor and meet people where they are. You have a vast tool box and range of experiences to facilitate going deeper. You are safe. Nothing surprises you. Your have good boundaries and honor the boundaries of others. You are honest, humble, compassionate and curious. You look for ways to personally learn and grow which serves as a wonderful example to people who’ve temporarily lost their way. You don’t have all the answers but you are willing to explore all the possibilities. You provide good tea, a quiet space to unravel and fall into place. You are a gifted teacher.” – Laura
“Oh where to start… I would say that your capacity to hold people is one of your best qualities, along with your open heart. You say yes and are so nonjudgmental. Everyone should know you’re an artist, a meditation teacher, and have done your work so you’re not afraid to walk people where they need to go. Grief needs a companion, and there’s no one better than you.” – Jessica
“I would tell them that you are a genuine and warm person who is committed to meeting clients where they are. That you are an artist and a yogi and explorer of new ideas and deepening of understanding. I would tell them you have a sense of humor along with extensive knowledge and training. And that you are a stellar human who I feel lucky to know and learn from.” – Lane
Issues I work with:
- Eating Disorders
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Body Image
- Body Shame
- Chronic Dieting and Weight Cycling
- Weight Stigma
- Body Positivity
- Divorce and Separation
- Family Issues
- Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
- Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
- Aging parents/ Loss of a parent
- Loss of a spouse or intimate partner
- Loss of child