“We're going to do the work of connection: Connecting more deeply to your authentic self, to what really matters to you, to your gifts, to how to generate a life that honors and celebrates your essence, and to who you are here to be.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I knew when I was 16 that I wanted to be a therapist and I have studied and practiced it ever since. I am a student of metaphysical principle and find that coupling that foundation with psychotherapeutic attunement allows for interventions that facilitate profound change.
What should someone know about working with you?
We're going to do the work of connection: Connecting more deeply to your authentic self, to what really matters to you, to your gifts, to how to generate a life that honors and celebrates your essence, and to who you are here to be. We will cultivate a deeper connection to spiritedness and the ego skills that generate fulfilling relationships. We will cultivate an awareness of the partnership with your autonomic nervous system so you can experience and promote wellbeing in your daily life. We will connect to your sense of purpose or what role you can play in generating a good family, a good workplace, and a good community. I listen deeply to you and use my attunement to guide you right to the place where tension and confusion are causing your energy to be knotted; together, we then facilitate a breakthrough. The freed energy becomes available to support you in creating your life and your relationships in the way you aspire.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I meditate daily. In my professional practice, I continue to hone the skills I've garnered from the field of psychotherapy and I take courses in my field every year.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe we are each born with our own unique essence; the challenge for each of us is to negotiate the needs of our essence with the demands of our environment. Happiness results from creating your life honoring your essence. When the vast repertoire of ego skills are used to support our essence, we live a spirited life. But a reversal often happens in the name of the “shoulds” and we suppress our essence in order to support our ego (i.e., what we’ve learned it takes to survive). We end up ruled by our momentum, pushing to keep up with the demands of our life and feeling dispirited. In my work, I help you reconnect with your essence and develop the courage, the value system, and the skills that allow you to create your life honoring who you truly are. I offer the possibility of a robust and spirited experience of life.
“I believe we are each born with our own unique essence; the challenge for each of us is to negotiate the needs of our essence with the demands of our environment.”