“Drinking a cup of tea, I end the war.”
– Paul Reps, Zen Poet
My approach is warm, creative, intuitive, and sometimes surprisingly fun! Dream work, active imagination, art therapy, journaling, movement, mindfulness, meditation, and, of course, talking together create a process that feels joyful, meaningful and hopeful, even as we work on things that feel painful or difficult. Therapy can be something you look forward to! This is not your run-of-the-mill counseling. This is Soul Work.
I draw from many years of experience in Depth Psychology, Buddhist Psychology, ACT Therapy, and EMDR. I joke that this feels like “therapy magic,” but it’s not magic. It comes from listening to you. You have the answers in you – my job is to help you access them. I believe in you and the psyche’s capacity to point you in the right direction. I will help you find the courage and inner resources to get grounded in yourself, and create a full, connected, embodied life you love.
To live more fully, to love more freely, to engage with more courage and authenticity as yourself – this is where we are going together. This is my most passionate life’s work, and I would love to talk with you to see if I might be a good fit for you. Give me a call today. I can’t wait to meet 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