I love what I do!
Over the last 25 years of working with people experiencing pain and trauma I have become increasingly inspired by their strength and resilience. I work with a trauma-informed approach meaning that I am always aware of the overall goal being to cope and "get up in the morning". I cautiously unpack trauma histories, all the while replacing them with new meanings and hope. I use an eclectic approach, including attachment therapy, interpersonal therapy, meaning-making existential techniques, mindfulness based stress reduction aspects, cognitive behavioral therapy, contemplative, humanistic, couple and family systems, intimate partner violence, psycho dynamic, relational, family of origin, person-centered, grief work, strength based and solution focused. I use the therapy model that is most suited at the time to the the specific personality type, current situation and the persons needs. I tend to go back and forth organically between models as people are complex and cannot be pigeon holed into any one way. A huge part of my approach though is the authentic compassion and commitment that I feel for those that I partner with! I truly believe in the ability to heal and ultimately thrive in ones life regardless of the past trauma and extreme challenges.