I approach counseling from a client-centric viewpoint. I am convinced that all people hold a deep knowledge about what makes them come alive - that the key to one's fulfillment lies in the ability to trust and express their true nature and trust it. I simply facilitate the process of discovering or uncovering your authentic inner voice and your ability to lovingly communicate in relationships. I employ an eclectic and integrated approach that is predicated on individual client and family needs. Our body, thoughts, feelings, experiences, behaviors, beliefs and symptoms are all part of an integrated whole and therefore seek to support the whole person in a collaborative, compassionate, and relational manner. I draw from my training and experience with sensorimotor psychotherapy and other body-centered/somatic approaches, mindfulness, collaborative problem solving, depth and dream work, emotion-focused therapy, mediation, narrative therapy, family systems, and elements of art, dance, and movement therapy. My focus is work with families, couples, teens, and women craving to honor their soul's creative gifts.
My postpartum work with new parents is often more present-based and solution-focused - while also dedicated to finding new meaning within this new identity. This work is largely based on methods developed by Wendy Davis, PhD - executive director of Postpartum Support International.
I have extra training in Ross Greene's Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, Restorative Justice Practices and Principles, and Effective Communication and Relationship Building Skills. These methods add to a helpful tool-box for supporting families with youth who may benefit from a new perspective on challenging behavior.
I am also a dancer and film-maker, and love to use these creative modalities to aid in the healing and empowering process. Please inquire if you would like to know more about how film/movement can allow people to witness their beauty and worth in a whole new way.