Self-compassion, self-care, finding clarity, inner stability, and strength during times of transition and upheaval, working through painful or difficult memories and experiences, changing or letting go of problematic beliefs and behaviors, and finding increasing joy, meaning, connection, and purpose in life.
I use an eclectic approach in my work, drawing on many resources from my past experience and training, as well as current reading, consultation, and research.
My education and clinical training was in family systems theory, which looks at family/cultural/economic/social context and relational patterns. I also have training in Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness practices.
Many people come to therapy for support during times of questioning and uncertainty about life decisions. Others may come when they feel that it's time to deal with long-standing, painful issues that may be holding them back from living as fully as they would like to be. Often it is a combination of both. I am happy to work with you wherever you're at, to go where you want to go, at your pace (with encouragement and friendly nudges as needed/wanted/negotiated by you!)
Couples and Families
I have had great success in helping couples, parents and children, and other family group members improve their communication skills with each other and find more joy, playfulness, and a greater sense of connection in their relationships.
Elders and caregivers
As a hospice volunteer, a caregiver, and a therapist, I have experience working with elders and their families during illness, disability, and at the end of life. I am interested in helping families who are struggling with issues related to eldercare decisions, as well as individuals who are finding themselves in the role of caregiver.
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