Licensed Clinical Social Worker
You haven't felt like yourself lately. Or maybe you've never felt like yourself. Let's find out where you went and how to get you back.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2018
Maybe only part of you wants to do therapy? This part is wondering why it's hard to connect with your own desires and feelings, let alone express them to others. Maybe this part longs for connection and senses that there is a deeper, more authentic way to be in this life. Another part is suspicious of therapy. This part is wary of the vulnerable unknown, and senses the potential for conflict around emotional expression. All of you is welcome. I can help you balance connection and protection
I identify first as an eclectic therapist because people and suffering are eclectic, and I am loathed to set up my practice as a 'box' one must fit into (including myself). Rather, I want to know as much as I can--about as much as I can--so that one's unique individuality is met with individual treatment in each individual session. My foundation is in mindfulness-based, humanistic, and attachment-oriented approaches. However, I'm trained in CBT and am well-versed in Internal Family Systems.
I owe much of my personal growth to discovering the writing of Carl Rogers (specifically, On Becoming a Person). Later, I was excited to find that humanistic (or client-centered) therapy was to be foundational in my training as a therapist. Practically, what does this mean for you? It means that in every session I'll regard you as a whole, resilient, complex, evolving human being with a vast and inherent capacity for growth and beauty. Over time, the goal is that you'll feel the same way too.
My expertise in mindfulness-based therapy comes from extensive study, personal mindfulness practice, and my own mindfulness-based therapy. I've run groups I called Mindfulness 101 in the past, and I'm always thrilled to discuss the basics of mindfulness. However, if the term is a turn-off, rest assured that the word 'mindfulness' may never come up in session. Instead, the practice will emerge as a growing curiosity and capacity to be in relationship with what is happening inside.
While working with veterans at the VA, I participated in extensive training for CBT for Depression. As described above in the 'eclectic' description, my treatments tend to utilize CBT tools when they seem useful, rather than hewing to a strict CBT protocol. However, if straight-ahead CBT is what you're after, we can do that too.
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