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Creative.

Nontraditional.

Holistic.

Integrative.

My favorite author once wrote, “It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening,” which inevitably means that there are times in everyone’s life when living becomes too heavy, complicated, confusing, painful and/or difficult to manage. However, while pain is inevitable and often uncontrollable, suffering is a choice based on how we process, cope and react to challenges that life throws our way. Therefore, I focus on supporting my clients in gaining the necessary insight, skills and practical tools to live their best, healthiest and most authentic life.

Passionate about fusing psychotherapy with an integrative and holistic approach, I believe that there is no "one size fits all" in therapy. With extensive experience and training in psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, meditation and yoga, I aim to create nontraditional therapeutic spaces in which I'm able to truly get to know and understand my clients in comprehensive and meaningful ways. That way, I am able to uniquely tailor sessions to each client’s needs by utilizing a variety of techniques that encourage emotional, behavioral and cognitive change. Generally, I work to help my clients broaden their awareness, gain insight, challenge self-defeating patterns, learn healthy coping skills, enhance mind, body and soul, live mindfully, confidently and authentically and seek their unique version of joy.

I tend to play a more active role in sessions and believe it’s important to offer psycho-education, supportive reflection and feedback and skills training when appropriate. While the seeds of change, awareness and deeper understanding of self and others are planted during our sessions together, actionable change happens between sessions when you have the opportunity to put your hard work into practice. Therefore, I provide my clients with an arsenal of practical tools and techniques to integrate and successfully navigate through their lives and may provide "homework," activities, practices and readings to help reinforce and strengthen actionable change. Since I work from an integrative perspective and use a variety of modalities and techniques, I may purposefully alter my level of participation from session to session based on individual client needs and our unique working relationship.

Above all, I believe that the strongest therapeutic relationships are built on trust, respect, transparency, empathy and equality, and I always counsel from a nonjudgmental place of understanding and compassion.

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