By nature, I tend toward being flexible, collaborative, playful and creative; I do my best to bring in the elements of my training and experience that best fit who you are and what you seek from therapy at this time.
My training is psychodynamic and relational, and informed by Buddhist psychology and mindfulness/meditative practices. An example of mindfulness practices I sometimes share with clients is Psychologist Tara Brach's "RAIN" practice. I also draw from attachment theory, and training in the treatment of developmental trauma. I also help people to develop empathy for themselves and others by integrating the work of Psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, who developed Non-Violent Communication or NVC.
After many years of training and experience, my guiding star as a therapist is this: sustainable growth and change depend on developing curiosity and a tender presence toward yourself and your experience, whatever it happens to be in the moment.
When we slow down and pay attention, somehow it becomes possible to connect with both the discomfort we feel, but also the wisdom and possibility that accompany it.
When I’m not doing therapy, I like to spend free time in nature and creative activities.