When you meet me, you will find that I work in a collaborative and creative way that helps clients develop self-awareness, make behavioral changes, identify and reach goals and achieve balance in their lives. I am delighted to offer integrative therapy techniques working with healthy clients as well as those managing health challenges and chronic stress.
My theoretical roots are in systems theory and what distinguishes it is that instead of being oriented as a symptom chaser, the focus on being a system changer, so that results can often be achieved in a minimal number of sessions. With a bias to addressing root causes, what distinguishes my work from many others is that I take a developmental rather than a strictly behavioral approach.
Additionally, in my work with couples, I integrate attachment and developmental models such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as well as utilize the research and theories of John Gottman, in addition to traditional techniques such as psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT.
I have made a commitment to personal and professional growth, and strategically attend conferences in neuro-psychology, couples therapy, complementary medicine, meditation and contemplative practice, and other trainings in the field of psychology on a regular basis so that I can stay current on the advances made in traditional and alternative treatments.
I have a deep respect for the connection between mind, body and spirit. As such, I utilize a variety of techniques to build awareness of thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and emotions.
My integrative therapy practice and training allows me to work flexibly and creatively with clients as needed, helping them attain greater clarity, focus and balance in their lives. My therapeutic style is playful, irreverent, and warm, where I am dynamically engaged with each client to make invisible patterns visible.
In my work, I frequently recommend movies, books, CD’s, relaxation techniques, support groups, and refer clients to yoga classes, physicians, nutritionists, body workers and other practitioners as needed. If you are working with another mental health practitioner or physician, I am happy to consult about your care so that you can benefit from a team approach.