The most comprehensive formulation
of therapeutic goals
is the striving for wholeheartedness:
to be without pretense,
to be emotionally sincere,
to be able to put the whole of oneself
into one's feelings, one's work,
~ Karen Horney
For when a man [or woman] no longer confuses
himself [or herself] with the definition of himself
[or herself] that others have given him [or her],
he [she] is at once universal and unique.
He [she] is universal by virtue of the inseparability
of his [her] organism from the cosmos. He [she] is
unique in that he [she] is just this organism and
not any stereotype of role, class, or identity
assumed for the convenience of social
~ Alan Watts
Psychotherapy is not about what you think;
it is about how you live with yourself right now.
~Dr. James Bugental
My perspectives are integrative and informed by my education and training in existential and humanistic psychology; intersubjective psychoanalysis; depth, transpersonal and relational therapies; and Buddhist psychology and insight meditation.
I offer a warm, grounded, empathic, relational and collaborative approach to therapy. At the heart of my work is the belief that through the exploration of experiential relatedness, between myself and the client, awareness of barriers that restrict or diminish one's dimensionality can be recognized and from that insight, latent potentials emerge. This process supports you in finding your own most genuine voice, from which creativity, wisdom and freedom express themselves naturally.
My approach is guided by the following perspectives:
Who I work with
For the last ten years I have been supporting people in a range of therapeutic benefits: From increasing the capacity to experience insight, meaning, connectedness and love; to developing power and effectiveness in the world; to exploring the dharma; and opening to the mystery or spirituality.
My practice includes working with teens, adults and couples with specific issues manifesting in symptoms such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, interpersonal conflict, eating disorders, and addictions, as well as spiritual or existential issues relating to broader life themes such as meaning, authenticity, loss, death and freedom.
I work with a broad range of issues such as:
~ adoption related issues
~ relationships & intimacy
~ loss & grief
~ self-esteem, self image & identity
~ anxiety & depression
~ addictions & compulsions
~ trauma & ptsd
~ suicidal ideation
~ eating disorders
~ obsessive compulsive disorders (ex. ocd, hocd)
~ life transitions
~ life goals including career changes, financial planning & goals
~ spiritual exploration & meditation
~ career and business development
~ marital counseling
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and in supporting you in the experience of freedom, and in the actualization of your highest visions and dreams.