“Drinking a cup of tea, I end the war.”
– Paul Reps, Zen Poet
My approach is creative, intuitive, gentle and sometimes surprisingly fun! Have you ever caught yourself crying and laughing at the same time? That happens a lot in my office. Being open to the full experience of your life means honoring the light even as we honor the dark. It’s all about balance, right? When we open up to a creative flow together, we can learn so much about who you are, how to heal, how to let go, and how to find meaning and purpose in your life, whether it’s through laughter or tears (or both).
I bring to the table a combination of Jungian Depth Psychotherapy, ACT Therapy, and Buddhist Psychology. I joke that this feels like “therapy magic,” but really it comes from many years of experience to know what works. Dream work, active imagination, art therapy, journaling, mindfulness, and meditation are just some of the ways we can move beyond the surface. I believe in you and the psyche’s capacity to point you in the right direction. My job is to help you find the courage and inner resources to get grounded in yourself, to heal and to grow.
This process can feel like hard work and magic at the same time, but the goal is worth it because the goal is YOU. To live more fully, to love more freely, to engage with more courage and authenticity as yourself. This is my most passionate life’s work, and I would love to chat with you to see if I might be useful to you on your journey. If you feel ready to heal, to grow, and to transform, 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