HOW I WORK
I consider therapy to be a collaboration between you, the client, and me as your therapist. Trauma, both profound events and lesser injuries, affects how we view ourselves and others. The therapeutic relationship helps to provide a safe place to learn more about how this works in your life.
I strive to provide a safe and open-hearted experience that allows you to listen to yourself and to enter into a trusting and supportive relationship. You as the client are the expert on your own life. My job as a therapist is to use my training and experience to help facilitate change and growth in your life.
I value creative expression and experiences in therapy. I am certified in Level II Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a method which values experiences held in the body. Sand tray, art and writing are other experiential approaches I have studied and used in therapy. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other structured, cognitive approaches.
Together we can be flexible about what is most helpful to you, whether it is explorative, experiential work or a more structured development of coping skills.