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My Approach

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” – Carl Jung

First and foremost, I like to think I am warm, funny, and kind. Connecting with one another as human beings is the most important part of any therapeutic relationship, and is the foundation of my approach Anything else we do together is icing on the cake! 

Using creativity and intuition mixed with a healthy dose of practical skill, I will guide you to make contact with your own deep wisdom. This is a powerful, transformative process that can delight and surprise you, even as you become more honest with yourself about who you are and what you want and need. You can heal the wounds, transform the losses, release unhelpful patterns, and engage with a higher sense of Self and purpose in all aspects of your life. I see it happen every day.

I use a unique and powerful combination of dream work, active imagination, art therapy, journaling, mindfulness, meditation, and somatic therapy (the body). All of these tools are woven intuitively into your work as you need them. This can sometimes be surprisingly fun! Playing with dreams, listening to the imagination, and really getting to know yourself is a deeply joyful, meaningful, and awe-inspiring process! When we open up to a creative flow together, we can learn so much about who you are, how to heal, and how to find meaning, purpose, and joy in your life. 

My approach  is rooted in 25 years of training and experience in Jungian Depth Psychotherapy, ACT Therapy, and Buddhist Psychology. I believe in the power of accessing the deep wisdom of the psyche. You have everything you need within you, and I would love to help you find it! 

I have particular expertise in treating body shame, eating disorders, trauma (PTSD, Complex PTSD, and Relational Trauma), grief, and anxiety. Many of these issues are interrelated and have symbolic meaning beyond the surface symptoms. 

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

Other issues I work with regularly:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Body Image
  • Body Shame
  • Chronic Dieting and Weight Cycling
  • Weight Stigma
  • Body Positivity
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Family Issues
  • PTSD
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Loneliness
  • Depression
  • Aging parents/ Loss of a parent
  • Loss of a spouse or intimate partner
  • Loss of child
  • Addiction
  • Parenting addicted adult children

On Life, Love, and Loss...

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

William Shakespeare

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

William Shakespeare

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