“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais Nin
Human beings are social creatures, and we need connection and and a sense of belonging to thrive. By necessity, we live relational lives – we see ourselves as mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, friends, spouses, and partners. Our connections to friends and loved ones are critical, and contribute to our sense of identity and security. A relational and connected life in balance is a worthy endeavor, and can allow us the full expression of our best selves.
When we get out of balance, because of changes in our lives, losses, illness, or traumatic events, many of us begin to feel disconnected and out of touch – with ourselves, with other people, and even with our spiritual path. While painful, these times of imbalance can offer us a chance to look inside, reconnect with our deepest sense of Self, and do some inner work for lasting growth and healing. The most painful, confusing, and challenging times in our lives can also be the most transformative! These are the times we can make meaning out of what otherwise might feel meaningless or even hopeless. I believe that if we allow ourselves to take the time we need to tend to our inner world, we can live more powerful, creative, meaningful and exuberant lives in our outer world. This path may not look the way we planned, but it will be our own.
It is my role to support and guide you through the process of making meaning, finding healing, and maybe even experiencing true transformation! My approach to therapy is creative, warm, open, and fun. Yes, you actually might laugh! I combine deep inner work with art therapy, active imagination, journaling, dreamwork, EMDR, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. This is not your run-of-the-mill counseling – this is Soul Work!
I have particular expertise in working with eating disorders and body image, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, relationships, and life transitions. I draw from many years of experience and training in both Jungian depth psychotherapy and eastern philosophy and meditation. I offer a unique and transformational experience of counseling which will help you discover your own potential for growth and deep, lasting happiness in your life. You can have a life you love, and I am here to help you get there! If you are ready for deep healing, and a meaningful experience of counseling, give me a call today! I look forward to talking with you!