"It is only through relationships that unresolved suffering can be transformed into love and connection."
-Sharon Stanley PhD Relational & Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma
My approach to counseling is an integration of systemic, somatic, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, and relational.
I believe we learn and change in the context of our relationships. It is important to explore the impact that the systems you were born into have had on you. These systems include communities that you grew up in, the relationships that you choose to be in, and the relationships that you are currently in. Once we better understand how your emotional, physical, and neurological bodies have been impacted by these systems, together we will create healthy change to help you lead a thriving life that is filled with joy.
Your time with me will include practicing and building your window of tolerance to internal sensations and thoughts that your emotional and physical body create when you are stuck or don’t feel safe in the world. By bringing attention to the sensations of your body and mind during our conversations that are marked by compassionate curiosity, insight, and humor, we embark on the challenge to create movement in areas where you may have been previously stuck. All of this is to reach the goals we have established for you together. Creating the change you want may be uncomfortable at times, and I will be there with you to help you through the healthy, secure relationship that we build.
When I am asked about “What type of therapy do you practice?”, I pause to respond. My style is relational and falls under systemic that integrates all of these styles:
- Bowen Therapy
- Attachment theory
- Somatic transformation
- Craniosacral therapy
- Emotions Focused Therapy (Susan Johnson)
- Solutions Focused Therapy
- Interpersonal neurobiology
- Family of Origin
- Affect regulation
- PolyVegal Theory
- Narrative therapy