All of our counselors consistently strive for the highest ethical standards and can be counted on as trustworthy allies who believe in the endeavor of human development. We honor honor diversity and multicultural inclusion, seeking to support your dignity, individuality, extraordinary potential and worth.
We protect the sanctity of your confidentiality and privacy with competent and ethical practices. We seek to safeguard our relationship so that you are never hindered when opening to the therapeutic process. And our website employs robust HIPAA-compliant encryption.
The best possible care is our aim. All of us at the Center believe compassion for a fellow human being is fundamental and indivisible from our role as we seek to establish and sustain a relationship based on trust and with an appreciation for your values and beliefs.
Fostering the connection with one’s “deeper spirit” is significant in the therapeutic process. My training includes Bioenergetics, Gestalt & Psychodynamic therapies, although my desire to learn more about the human condition began long before my life as a therapist. I've had many roles in education, including conflict resolution and leadership advice, where peacemaking is often overlooked. I believe in honoring each other's differences, forgiveness and trust.
I believe exploring the past helps us understand why we think, feel and behave in the ways we do today; this exploration can, in turn, help us reach the goals of our work and dreams. In my practice I often combine a psychodynamic approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Whether facing depression, anxiety, grief or struggling with life transitions or addiction, the healing process begins just the same: right where we are. A contemplative model of engagement, honoring the immediate moment and mindfulness can reveal our genuine goodness, natural dignity and innate wisdom - our brilliant sanity.
The fulfilled life of being and belonging may appear different for each of us, but we will know we are growing as our wounds heal, our peace and stability return and our lives become connected again to the values that make us feel most alive. With self-compassion & acceptance, we can journey toward your greatest potential at this present moment.
The success of most therapy has to do with the human bond. With twenty years of seeing children, adolescents, adults and couples in therapy, I have worked extensively with all levels of mood and personality issues and major life changes. The possibilities of deep transformation are endless.
From a harm reduction perspective, I work with clients to discover the personal meaning and function of difficult behaviors and to implement practical strategies for reducing risk, increasing pleasure, and finding freedom from compulsion and suffering. My approach is guided by a strong anti-oppression lens and an emphasis on the wisdom of lived experience. As a trans, non-binary therapist, I have a special affinity for working with the LGBTQIA+ community.
With a psychodynamic approach to therapy, I recognize we are all fascinating individuals processing a complicated world that can often overwhelm or numb us. By delving into the inner world, exploring ideas and fantasies, I guide my clients towards transformative change. I believe there are feelings behind our feelings and important hidden associations. My passion is helping individuals find meaning and overcome personal challenges. I’ve an extensive history of working with people who “don’t fit in.”
Heart centered counseling can open us to new experiences for healing in the mind, body and spirit. Based in Gestalt therapy, the process is an open dialogue, a non-judgmental and holistic sharing that seeks to receive the authentic you. My experience over the years is that the possibility of renewed understanding exists for most situations.
We can clear away the things that get in the way of living authentic lives. My goal is to help you differentiate “who” from “how” and in that space support you in making intentional and creative choices. Whatever life events have emerged — trauma, loss, or just feeling worn down — we can work through difficult feelings and help the “who” emerge, and create new ways of living in the solutions rather than the difficulties. You do not need to walk your road alone.
We can learn to view ourselves in a very positive way. Self compassion and appreciation are fundamental for the ability to experience what hinders our healing. I have a deep appreciation that different stages in life present different challenges. Together, we can face your fears, overcome your anxiety or depression, and meet life’s changes constructively. Together we have the means for change with a strong therapeutic relationship that fosters compassion and genuineness.
All of our counseling suites are private and fully furnished with amenities including wifi