My work is rooted in relationship. I offer humor, warmth and unconditional acceptance for what you bring to session- and there is a very important reason for this. Aside from it being plain old nice to experience, a warm relationship is crucial to healing. Most of our wounding and subsequent symptoms occur within relationship with others or relationship to our own needs. Healing too, is born from this relational field.
By entering into a safe relational field, we can begin to gently redirect our nervous systems, narratives and maladaptive strategies. In working with me, you will begin to recognize that your most loathsome experiences of life and Self are in fact simply wounded parts, struggling to survive the complexities of life and history.
While neuropsychology plays a role in my work, so too does the power of myth and archetype. At times, I may incorporate mindfulness and somatic (body-oriented) practices to assist you in processing and managing symptoms. Your age and development will impact the type of therapy I offer, though my ultimate goal for all of my clients is the same: to help you find freedom from suffering through compassion and self-acceptance.
I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, where I studied a variety of psychodynamic methods including nature-based counseling and Jungian psychology. Some of my best training came from years spent in the community mental health field, working with underserved children and adults. I am trained in mindfulness interventions, art and somatic therapy, and have been in private practice for 5+ years.