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I work as a Licensed Professional Counselor, helping people grow through hard times such that troubling habits become creative opportunities for greater health of body, mind, spirit, and relationship. I'm said to be unconventional, with fearless trust in peoples' indestructible wisdom and their ability to align with it ever more authentically over the lifespan.
Therapy with me involves cutting through confusion not with condescending corrections but with humor and high regard, increasing self-awareness and mindfulness not by gaining knowledge and security but by relating more confidently with the unknown, decreasing anxiety and panic related to trauma and PTSD not by conquering every threat but by responding to triggers with courage and self-regulated discernment, working with depression-related symptoms not through avoiding or exaggerating negative emotions but through getting to the heart of complicated grief/loss and learned helplessness, and managing bipolar mood swings not by escaping what's negative and clinging to what's positive but by relating directly to the in-between, ie the subtle aspects of both.
Therapy with me involves opening to what's possible and never giving up on what's going to be found at the root of suffering to be basically good and workable, even if incredibly challenging. It's my sincere hope that our connection will open your heart and ease your mind, improve your overall health, energize your personal relationships and work life, and inspire the recognition and application of your deepest good sense in any circumstance.
When my schedule opens in January 2022, I plan to reserve a few appointments per week for psychotherapists with an interest in Feeding Your Demons® work.
FYD® simply and creatively bypasses the learned professional habit of talking about emotions in favor of relating more directly and genuinely with them.
During a year of intensive training in FYD®, and now certified as a facilitator of it, I am a believer in the transformative power of this absolute gem of a practice.
If you're a mindfulness-based or mindfulness-interested therapist committed to self-care and walking your talk for the long haul personally and professionally, ask me about FYD®.
MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH