I don’t know what brought you here; whatever did, I believe psychotherapy can help.
At its heart, good psychotherapy is a relationship between you and a therapist that supports you in exploring and opening to all aspects of yourself. Research shows that the strength of the therapeutic relationship is far more important than therapeutic modalities in obtaining positive results from psychotherapy. The right relationship with the right therapist creates a safe and trusted space for opening up, exploring, and discovering all the wondrous things about you and how you relate to others, life, and the world around you. It becomes an invitation to know yourself. Awareness is the first stepping stone to change.
I can’t tell you exactly what psychotherapy will look like for you. We create your experience together based on who you are, how you function, what you like, need and want, and where you want to go. I can tell you that it won’t be easy and it won’t always feel good. Chances are that whatever you come into the therapy room to face, you’ve been deftly avoiding for a while now. Therapy is about slowing down, being honest, and having the courage to be uncomfortable and sit in the unknown. It’s about not running away from yourself any more and learning that you don’t have to.
I am most interested in supporting people to do deep internal work, exploring and encountering the wilds of their minds, hearts, and psyches for the sake of growth, healing, and movement towards wholeness. I enjoy practicing experiential modalities and predominantly use IFS and Hakomi in my practice. This means you will not simply be talking in therapy; you will be having a lived experience that hopefully expands what you thought you knew about yourself. This type of deep work is not suitable for everyone and requires some foundational stability. For this reason, I do not work with people who are as of yet unable to keep themselves safe.
I can’t make you any promises. You will get out of this whatever you are willing to put into it, and sometimes, what we do together is simply setting the stage for something that will happen for you later on. Therapy is a time, place, and relationship where you can be wonderfully supported in doing your work, but it’s still you doing the work. There is no magic cure and I cannot do this for you.
I can tell you that psychotherapy offers tremendous possibility for healing and change, whether it’s dealing with day-to-day discomforts or deep existential suffering. I witness people reclaim themselves and their lives all the time. I watch people fall in love with parts of themselves they’ve hated, bring compassion to scary places inside them, heal decades old wounds, release harmful beliefs and inherited legacies, receive missing experiences, and grow their capacity to be in the wide breadth of their human experience. It’s more beautiful than you can imagine.
I work with a range of issues including but not limited to:
- Relational issues
- LGBQ, transgender and gender non-conforming issues (including providing letters and support through gender transition)
- Grief and loss
- Crises of faith or existential dilemmas
- Self-esteem and self-worth related issues
- Deepening exploration of Self
I currently offer individual psychotherapy services to adults.