My Orientation and Philosophy of Therapy

Therapy, works by cultivating and developing a sense of aliveness.

In a climate that fosters emotional safety, trust, openness, and support, I’ve found that people
naturally move toward their true nature as loving, curious, and alive beings.

Therapy starts with the question:  “What brings me here?”

It is useful to have a question or specific problem that you’d like some help with at the beginning of therapy.

Therapy best ends with a review of what has happened over the course of your treatment.
Has your problem fallen away or lessened?  What remains to be attended to in the future?

Therapy is confidential.  With a few specific exceptions that are explained in the first session,
everything that you say in therapy is confidential between you and your therapist.

Therapy is a container for your experience.

The emphasis is on your setting your own pace in therapy.

You get to talk about what is most important to you.

It is important that you feel deeply heard and understood.

In this way, a deep trust in yourself develops.

When we allow and trust our self to recognize what is true,
that trust promotes and develops growth, confidence, and wise action in our own life.

From the ancient Greek playwright, Aeschylus:

He who learns must suffer.
And in our sleep, pain that cannot forget,
Falls drop by drop upon the heart.
And in our despair, against our will,
Comes wisdom from the awful grace of God.

We know that life is not easy at every turn.

Life can be quite challenging and at times, difficult.

When we are able to restore a sense of our own well-being, then we are able to negotiate
the challenges that we encounter with ourselves and others with emotional balance, and calm.

My work has been informed by a wide variety of approaches to clinical practice:

  • • Jungian Depth Psychology
  • • Psychoanalysis and Object Relations
  • • Family and Couples Therapy
  • • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • • Transpersonal Therapy.