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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 to food.  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!