I’ve worked successfully with people of widely varying ages, backgrounds, and life experience. Over time, I’ve found that people in the following situations have benefited the most from what I have to offer.
Life transitions are often challenging and yet they are also some of the richest times of our lives. During these exciting but sometimes painful and difficult times of change, having some extra support can make a world of difference.
- Young people who are trying to find their way in the world –transitions from high school to college, college to the “real world,” or exploring first or new relationships
- People who are changing jobs, homes, partners
- Newly divorced or single people
- People who are newly dating
- People who are exploring gender and sexuality
Healthy intimate relationships can be nourishing, fun and full of growth. Yet, many people find it difficult to sustain intimacy in a way that is satisfying and supportive. Whether you choose to do individual counseling or come in as a couple, getting support in your relationships can lead to more intimate connections that help you thrive.
- People who want to be in relationship but find it difficult to meet people, date or sustain meaningful relationships
- Couples who are thinking of long term commitment or marriage
- Couples who want more tools to deepen or enhance their relationship
- Couples who have difficulty because of different communication styles, lifestyles, values and goals
Our relationship with our sexuality profoundly impacts our life. Many people in this society have been hurt around their sexuality because of media and cultural messages, abuse, or lack of reliable information. This can result in confusion, pain and unfulfilling relationships. Though sex can be difficult and sometimes embarrassing to talk about, I welcome honest conversations about your sexuality as it is truly experienced by you and not as it is “supposed to be” as defined by the media, your family or your partner.
- People who have been hurt around their sexuality
- People who are exploring non-traditional relationships
- People who are exploring their sexuality at any level
ADULT CHILDREN OF ADDICTED OR MENTALLY ILL PARENTS
Often it is very difficult for people who have grown up with addicted or mentally ill parents to find their way in the world. Teasing apart what is your struggle and what belongs to your parents can be a tricky process and one that can be helped immeasurably with supportive therapy.
Experiencing trauma can be devastating and life changing. A traumatic experience, whether it happens at a young age or as an adult, can leave you feeling disconnected from yourself in many ways. As a somatic therapist, I have numerous verbal and non-verbal ways to support you in finding your way back to yourself, and in feeling more resourced, present and available for the life you want to live.
Artists have particular challenges whether it is accessing their creativity or making a living from their passion and skills. I enjoy working with all kinds of creative people or people who wish to explore their creativity but feel blocked.
we have come to our real work
and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
– Wendell Berry