My Approach to Therapy

I believe all clients can build a strong, confident, healthy, and peaceful self. While the path is different for each person, it always begins with the hope that it can be achieved, the courage to work toward it, and the willingness to accept one’s deepest truths.

As a result, my approach is designed to create a supportive, safe external environment that supports the internal work of facing deeper truths. We do this by exploring your concerns and goals to help you gain a deeper self-awareness, thus allowing for greater self-acceptance.

The Mind-Body Connection

Through research and my experience as a practitioner, I’ve witnessed first hand how emotional issues frequently manifest as physical symptoms. That’s why I pay close attention to the mind-body connection. By listening to the body, we often hear the mind, gaining a deeper understanding of how feelings and thoughts affect physical and emotional health. With this new knowledge, it’s easier to change our behavior to get what we want out of our experience.

In my practice, I use a psycho-dynamic approach that blends mindfulness, positive psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Breathing, exercise, and other stress-reduction and relaxation techniques and practices figure prominently.

Your Best Self

The self-awareness that comes out of the work makes it easier to accept personal truths, and experience life as one’s authentic self. I also share tools for positively reaching desired goals, recognizing and defusing challenging situations, and improving the overall quality of life.

Please contact me if you’d like to talk more about my approach, or how it can support your effort toward living a healthy, peaceful life.