“I find that therapy is much like the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, which is a process of mending fractured pottery with gold.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Therapists, as you so often hear, are human too. Like many folks, I had adverse childhood experiences. I felt drawn to this field as a way to learn and heal myself and also as a means of empowering others with the skills I’ve learned (such as IFS, AF-EMDR, mindfulness, and much more). I believe you know yourself best, even if you feel confused or uncertain at times. I see my role as one that involves helping to unearth the innate inner wisdom you’ve always had within. My goal is to equip you with the tools you need to emotionally regulate and understand your innermost patterns and values so that you can make choices that better support your wellbeing and ability to thrive. If you feel called to better understand yourself and to bravely and honestly take accountability for where you are right now, then I believe I can support you in unlearning the patterns that no longer serve you.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that healing is the ultimate path to freedom. Many elements of life are out of your control, but I find focusing on your agency, autonomy, and power to be the most helpful way to utilize your energy and have a fulfilled life. My approach is holistic and eclectic and I tailor it to meet your unique needs. I find that revisiting the earliest childhood experiences enables us to pinpoint core wounds and negative beliefs that may have kept you disempowered. I aim to help you pinpoint where your choices and behaviors do not align with the goals and desires you have for yourself due to early wounds. With honest, compassionate, and kind accountability, we can work through the core beliefs that are keeping you from an abundant and thriving life.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that all people are equipped with a compass in life, otherwise known as their intuition. When traumas happen in our lives, we often feel disconnected from our innate sense of self. We may internalize our struggles as our identity. Traumas and adverse childhood experiences change us permanently, but that does not mean we are broken. I believe we are so much more than our worst experiences. I find that therapy is much like the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, which is a process of mending fractured pottery with gold. My goal in creating a warm and gracious space to unpack your emotions is for you to see yourself as the complex, whole, and unique work of art that you truly are and connect to the deep wholesome wisdom that was always present.
“My goal in creating a warm and gracious space to unpack your emotions is for you to see yourself as the complex, whole, and unique work of art that you truly are and connect to the deep wholesome wisdom that was always present.”