I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1998 and my decision to become a licensed professional counselor many years ago came from experiences out of my own “dark night of the soul.”. My spiritual exploration through Native American traditions, mindfulness practices, nature and the use of entheogens for personal healing and transformation has inspired me to assist others with integration from such experiences.
I currently have a private practice seeing individuals and have a holistic approach. I am influenced by existential/humanistic, family systems theory, attachment theory and Buddhist psychology.
How I work with clients
I believe in the essential wholeness of each and every human being and understand that through a committed process of exploring one’s self, a person may gain increased awareness of self and others. Through awareness comes motivation for change, as well as a deepening sense of self acceptance. In the course of exploring both the past and present I help clients begin to understand how these experiences and beliefs affect one’s perception of reality and one’s patterns of response to it. I believe this is a co-creative process in which we work together to create the best possible outcomes.
I have an eclectic approach and and draw from a variety of clinical approaches including CBT, family systems theory, mindfulness, and transpersonal psychology,