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My first concern is always your sense of trust, and I effort to support our relationship from the start by inviting your expression of personal agency to our work.  It is from this place that we can most deeply address the issues you're bringing to therapy.  Our time together is always yours, and our most trusted ally in the process will be that which allows for the collaborative experience of curiosity and openness as we become aware of what wants to be shifted.

I trust your psyche's inner healing intelligence to guide and inform our journey.  Our work will gently explore ways of accessing the parts of you that wish to effect meaningful change.  This process can ask of us vulnerability, willingness, and patience.  My commitment to authentic communication and a steady openness to your feedback serve to sustain and fortify the foundation of our work together.  

So, what does this look like in a session?  Some of what we may explore includes mindfulness (present moment awareness), accessing unconscious emotion, somatic experience (physical/bodily experience), deep imagination or spontaneous imagery, "parts" of the self, connection to nature or source, and story/personal myth.  We may use these tools to work through in-the-moment distress or to identify threads of inner wisdom, creative redress, and ultimately healing.  

If you are curious about our fit based on the many theoretical orientations offered in the world of psychotherapy, you may find the following descriptions helpful. My work is deeply influenced by experiential modalities such as Hakomi, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). AEDP is an integrative, attachment-focused modality that is richly experiential in nature, utilizing somatic awareness and the experience of affective (emotional) healing.

I aim to support you at your own pace, and to do so with warmth, dignity, and respect.  I welcome your thoughts, questions, or inquiries. Contact me to make an appointment.