As a psychotherapist I offer a gentle, empathic style that creates safety for feelings and insights to be expressed.  

I can also at times be strong, directive, or interpretive as needed, given the client and their unique circumstances.  My training is eclectic, and among others, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and existential practices significantly inform my work. 

Fundamentally however, my belief is that the therapist's state of presence, open heart, and capacity to guide and teach are the most essential qualities for a successful collaboration.  I promise you I give it my all...  It’s a relationship that requires significant trust, especially when opening into places that we know we need, or want, to change about ourselves, especially if we're not sure where to start. These vulnerabilities so often remain private, leaving missed opportunities for true healing.

Life. We can get this right!

I seek to respond with a sensitive combination of attention, penetrating intuitiveness, and caring insight, that is unique to each individual or couple. Together we explore the feelings, needs, values, and beliefs that will lead to the most congruent choices in wanting a life where we care for our hearts and minds, our loved ones…and the world too.

We also find ways to access your best or wisest self as a guide in responding to the many challenges we face. I encourage clients to excavate some of their inner world, bringing to light about and even inviting, the pain or anything else in life, that could benefit from compassionate attention…

Far from 'pathologizing’ issues, the focus is more intent on deepening awareness of intrapsychic processes, family patterns or stories, personal histories, traumas and gifts, and seeing the person as a whole.  With insight synthesized from this 'psychotherapeutic' dialogue, we can discern a path forward, and also train in "being in the moment" as we do whatever we do. I tune in to and support a client's unique communicated experience and way of being, underneath the labels or identities-- and focus on how to support awareness and healing. I work well with feelings of anxiety or emptiness, and the relationship to unworthiness, shame, grief, and of course anger--in its many forms. Our conversations may be more existential if called for, around death and impermanence, for instance, or our relationship to spirituality or consciousness.  If you're afraid of inquiring, don't apply here. we'll explore some areas of your interiority that may have never been revealed. and now may be the time for you. .

I encourage client feedback about our work together-- -what resonates certainly if it does not, and how we may continually refine our contact more deeply toward trust expressing truth, and transformation. Regardless of specific individual goals, I invite you and everyone to 

seek centeredness, engage more loving qualities of heart

and continually envision your most compassionate path.