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 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!