WHO I HELP
Adults come to see me for many, many reasons. Here are just a few of the topics I am experienced in working with.
Crisis of Meaning: Working through depression. Loneliness. Emptiness. Making sense of suffering. Addressing questions such as “Who am I?” and “What’s my purpose?”
Self Worth: Learning how to best care for yourself. Self acceptance. Reducing Shame. Removing obstacles that limit self love. Distinguishing between self-esteem and self worth.
Anxiety: Effective strategies for managing anxiety. Skill-building for social anxiety.
Rape, Sexual Assault: Reducing shame. Processing traumatic memory. Regulating the nervous system. Creating internal safety and healthy boundaries. Building trust.
Conscious Relationship: Maintaining healthy relationships. Ending relationships. Successfully starting new relationships. Successful, intimacy-building communication. Progressive relationship paradigms. Sexual intimacy and pleasure.
Perfectionism: Recognizing the role of control. Creating balance. Finding self worth aside from performance. Reducing self-criticism.
Resolving Trauma: Establishing a sense of safety. Rebuilding trust. Reducing the impact of reoccurring nightmares and disturbing imagery. Making sense of mysterious symptoms. Regaining a sense of control.
Integrating Spiritual Development: Starting, or deepening an authentic meditation practice. Integrating outer and inner realities. Recognizing the difference between escaping pain and transforming pain. Cultivating mindfulness skills. Maintaining conscious relationships while you are focused on a spiritual path. Welcoming of all faith traditions and how they support your life.
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy): Concentrating on mindfulness skills. Cultivating tolerance for distressing situations. Building skills for regulating difficult emotional states. Enhancing Interpersonal relationships. (Clients are welcome to request these specific skill-based approaches at any time).
Nourishment: Repairing your relationship with how you care for and treat yourself. Perhaps it involves exercise, diet, self talk, routine, attunement to your needs, and the countless ways we can show up fully to ourselves (and then others). Creating a greater sense of embodiment and regulation.
Organization: Creating routines that help support your goals. Setting up a calendar system so that you can be reliable and on-time. Learning how to chip away at larger goals by better structuring your day/week and so on. Freedom in the framework!