There are times in life where we can use an empathic, nonjudgmental listener who can be present with us as we explore our challenges and develop insight into what we truly need.
I began my practice because I believe that all individuals have the capacity to grow, heal, and transform, and that we all have insight that we can learn to tap into. I also believe that working through our challenges with self-compassion and understanding can help us move from pain and frustration to peace and autonomy to create meaningful lives. I am dedicated to helping my clients explore their unique challenges and life situations so that they can uncover joy, contentment, and ease, as well as find solutions to unresolved issues and process and manage trauma. I encourage my clients to look within themselves to find their own strengths, resources, and inner wisdom.
I work with preteens, teenagers, and adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges, including difficulties in relationships, grief, indecision, anxiety, and depression, as well as searching for meaning, which I believe is an inherent part of the experience of being human. I utilize mindfulness-based approaches in my work, as I believe that it is through being able to truly know and be with ourselves that we can heal and uncover our truths. I draw from person-centered, narrative, and existential theories, among others, as I believe that we are in a continual process of discovering and creating the meaning in our own lives and that it is through fully accepting who we are that we can see our lives–past, present, and possible futures–clearly. This process is complex, and each person is unique, so I approach each client individually so that we can find together what will work best for them.