I am passionately committed to offering you a safe space in which to share and explore the issues that have lead you to consider working with me.
I am currently offering online therapy. I use an integrated practice management software platform called Simple Practice. I will explain how it works during our initial conversation. You can also go to their website for more information.
The first 2 to 4 sessions are typically spent clarifying your hopes and expectations regarding therapy. These sessions allow us to evaluate your needs as you share background information about the issue(s) that have brought you to work with me. These meetings will also help us determine if an effective connection is developing.
Approach and Experience
My approach is collaborative. My intention is to be as nonjudgmental as possible, to meet you where you are, to validate whatever it is you’re going through, and help support your desire to enhance your wellbeing. I have experience working with various human difficulties. These include life transitions, assertiveness, self-compassion, co-dependency, anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, sexual identity.
I combine empathic and compassionate listening with observations and directive exercises. This usually includes work on your part, beyond the time we spend together: I will often suggest reading material and sometimes ask you to fill out a worksheet to clarify issues and/or priorities, or to assess the effectiveness of our work together. These are some of the elements that guide you toward finding solutions to the problems that bring you to work with me.
Depending on your unique needs, we will utilize elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) models such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Elements of psychodynamic theory models such as Internal Family Systems (IFS) will also inform the work we do.
My training with EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) and PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) inform my approach to therapeutic practice. My approach has been enriched by Linda Kohanov’s Eponaquest model and Dorothy Becvar’s Soul Healing.