I work from a holistic biopsychosocial-spiritual model of health. I gravitate toward a variety of approaches, including transpersonal, existential, and psychodynamic orientations. The work that I do with clients is a mix of getting to the root of what something is about, figuring out what the underlying factors are, as well as collaboratively working on solutions in order to make change realistic and manageable in day-to-day reality.
My job as a therapist is to work to understand the client’s story and background and then help open doors and present options. Sometimes my sessions involve talking. Sometimes we do body and somatic awareness work that helps connect the mind, thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. Sometimes we talk about past family issues and how our past wiring affects how we are as adults, in relationships, things that we get tripped up in and we don’t even realize we have a pattern about. There is no one-size-fits all when I work with people. I always aim for my sessions to be collaborative, impactful, meaningful opportunities for learning and healing.
Aside from what I hope my clients get from our work together, I also get to receive the gift of learning and growth in this helping role, from the perspective of witnessing the various processes that people go through as they work on themselves.