I understand and respect that every client has unique needs. I do not take a “one size fits all” approach to my work with clients because every person is different. I consider and value the wholeness of a person when determining which therapeutic approach will be most effective. To accomplish this, I generally start by getting to know you and evaluating your entire experience, in addition to the current problems that bring you to therapy. This process is collaborative, so we can uncover what is true for you and work together to help make the changes you desire in order to have the life you want and deserve.
I am a dynamic therapist, meaning I don’t just listen. I talk. I ask questions. I challenge. All of this is in service of helping you make the changes you want so you can move in your chosen, valued direction. Therapy is work - not just in the room together, but more importantly outside our sessions. The most effective therapy is the work you do in your real life setting every day. To this end, I often assign “homework” to help you practice the change you want to make for yourself and get you where you want to be in life. I adopt an integrative approach to treatment drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches to customize your experience in therapy and ensure you get the best care.
Overall, my work is grounded in evidence-based practices of Western psychology, while being heavily influenced by practices that are more characteristic of Eastern philosophies. Interventions involving mindfulness, acceptance, self-compassion, body work, nutritional psychology, and spiritual awareness can all be quite validating, liberating, and therapeutic because they address the whole person, not just the mind.
Read more about my treatment approaches here.