Licensed Professional Counselor
I'm a holistic, wellness-minded therapist who loves helping people navigate the difficult terrain of life with understanding and compassion.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2007
If you are grappling with confounding traumas or grief, especially the pain and challenges of ambiguous loss (example: a loved one "not who they used to be" due to Alzheimers or brain trauma), and trying to find a sense of meaning, regain some trust in life, develop self-compassion, or integrate spirituality (even your own nascent or idiosyncratic one) into your approach to wellness, we might be a good fit. Bright, inquisitive, curious, open-minded clients often find we have a good connection.
Little holds us back more than the power of an afflictive story about ourselves in the world -- and nothing empowers us quite so much as a good one. As a writer and former journalist, I am highly tuned into the nuances of story, can easily spot the terrible ones and know how to help clients craft more positive stories to create change in their lives.
Working from a Vedanta-based (yogic) philosophy of wellness, I teach clients mindfulness-based practices, such as yogic breath work and meditation techniques, to heighten awareness, identify and process emotions and belief systems, increase the ability to ground and return to center and to live with greater compassion for Self and Others.
Meaning is an individual creation, one we apply, often unconsciously, to every facet and experience of life. I work with clients to examine existential meaning-of-life and meaning-of-death questions within their individual contexts, and help identify where the meanings we hold may be holding us back.
Through extensive personal and professional experience, along with on-going study, I have developed a finely tuned approach to grief & loss, as well as death & dying issues. I am especially adept with traumatic loss (murders, suicides, or other disturbing deaths) and with ambiguous loss, such as missing persons, loved ones in comas or dealing with loved ones who have Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and such.
Trauma teaches us, often wrongly, that life and other people are not to be trusted. I work with clients to examine and revise the powerful narratives that emerge from traumatic experiences and, using an empowering educational approach, I teach effective tools for managing and, ideally, eliminating the symptoms of PTSD.
A member of the LGBTQ community since 1993, I understand intimately the social, cultural and gender-based challenges of living an affirming LGBTQ life within the dominant culture. I have extensive experience providing both individual and group therapy for LGBTQ concerns, and am committed to social justice for this community.
From the general to the existential, anxiety is a common part of the human experience we each must learn to tolerate and manage. In addition to helping clients identify and process sources of anxiety, I teach mindfulness and yogic breath work techniques to help reduce the intensity of this experience.
I bring an understanding spirit and an arsenal of approaches to dealing with depression and other mood disorders. I also have substantial experience in crisis and suicide intervention, and work effectively to help clients combat depression on all fronts -- from the physical to energetic to the narrative and the spiritual.
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