Orientation & Specialties

Therapeutic Orientation

The poet e.e. cummings (1971) speaks to the human condition when he writes, “you haven’t the least or feeblest conception of being here, and now, and alone, and yourself.” I believe the exploration of the interactions between our inner and outer worlds is where important conversations happen and change becomes possible. In my practice, therapy is the means through which the knots and twists of life may be navigated.

In each session, we will work to:

  • grow your capacity for tolerating difficulty
  • develop healthy coping skills
  • manage transitions and tension
  • identify and eliminate false and harmful messages
  • restore relationships
  • increase your capacity to communicate what you feel and what you think

We will explore your past, what is currently going on in your life, and what you hope for your future.  It is through our relationship, curiosity, conversation, feelings, and reflection that we will learn more about your interactions, desires, and needs, all of which give meaning to your everyday life.  I believe that people change through relationships and when their mind, body and soul are connected in meaningful ways.

Specialties:

I have worked with adults who have experiences and difficulty with:

  • addiction
  • anxiety
  • domestic violence/ issues of power and control
  • sexual, physical and verbal abuse within homes, places of worship, and work environments
  • transitions
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • service in the military
  • grief
  • “writer’s block”
  • depression
  • loneliness/isolation
  • stress and exhaustion
  • intimacy

All of these challenges require the development of race, gender, cultural, and sexual identity.