Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couples [The Gottman Method], Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
When clients seek help reclaiming their optimal path, I accompany them. Together we'll strive to understand the life events, health, and relationship issues that have interrupted or sidelined you. I utilize myriad fun and “ah ha” provoking techniques to help you open up to your truth and recognize who you are at present. This can mean creating something just for you at any moment during a session. My job is to establish security and space for you to relax during our exploration. My background in literature, the arts, and intuitive studies means I call on metaphor and expressive arts to advance your therapeutic goals.
Together we lay the groundwork for habits that work for you specifically and that will endure for a lifetime; honoring self-compassion and acceptance.
My approach incorporates Attachment, Arts Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Solutions-Focused, Gottman, Emotionally Focused, and Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing modalities.
MA - Marriage and family Therapy, John F. Kennedy University
Many friends were seeking out my help or sending people to me.
I am a founding member of an Arts Board. I love to cook, read, visit museums, exercise in nature, and go to the beach anywhere anytime.
Use my five senses to savor the riches living on this Earth provides. Breathe, meditate.
Anything by Pema Chodron and Thich Nhat Hanh. They provide such, simple, profound, approachable, and doable wisdom. Their words serve as a daily reminder of the values I admire: kindness, equanimity, humor, generosity, and presence.
Visit with friends, go to the ocean.
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