"You can't stop the waves but you can learn how to surf."
The basic structure: gaining awareness using mindfulness and reflection, making choices balancing logic and emotion, then noticing opportunities to practice everywhere in life. I focus on creating space to explore issues while utilizing evidenced-based holistic strategies. Our conversations are dedicated to your wellbeing and potential and I provide specific strategies for managing fear and rage, with nonjudgmental empathy and acceptance. My practice orientation is humanistic-existential and cognitive-behavioral. I also blend in the secular philosophies of Taoism, Buddhism, and Existentialism.
I have been fortunate to have helped many people tame their anxiety and anger while improving creativity, intuition, and emotional wisdom. I get to witness courage and change.
My style is pragmatic, eclectic, empathic, and informal. I adapt to you. I can help you use effortless action to feel more progress and live more fully. You are the expert on you so our work is guided by whatever you bring to each session. We'll figure out your hopes and work together on reaching them. The process could be brief counseling or a longer therapeutic relationship.
In more technical terms, the individualized work is heavily influenced by: Humanistic Psychology, Behaviorism, Trauma-Informed Care, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Psychodynamics. The work is enhanced with secular philosophies of Existentialism, Buddhism, and Taoism. The research-based techniques I utilize include:
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."