I believe every person is doing the best they can with what they have. Therapy is a place to move away from shame, feel validated and heard, learn new tools for regulation and communication, build resilience and esteem, and challenge unhealthy patterns.
- Operating from a strengths-based approach, individual sessions infuse EMDR therapy with mindfulness, yoga, art, and talk therapy. In-person and/or telepsych sessions are available.
- Specializing in supporting pre-adolescents, adolescents, and young adults build confidence and esteem by:
- Letting go of shame
- Building resilience
- Stress management and regulation
- Understand healthy relationships
- Peer, dating and sexual relationships,
- Identifying personal boundaries, how to set and hold healthy boundaries
- Self-exploration and identity
- Heal from stressful and traumatic experiences
- Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse
- Slut shaming
- Operating from a Family Systems approach, you cannot treat an individual without addressing the whole family unit.
- Family therapy empowers the parents to become the “experts” at how to support their child(ren).
- Specializing in supporting parents:
- Understand normal child development
- Heal from parenting shame and trauma
- Co-regulation and communication strategies
- How to set healthy boundaries and expectations
- Develop and maintain self-care strategies
- Supporting families through:
- Divorce and Blended Families
- Loss and Grief
- Sibling rivalries
- Parent Coaching
- Supporting parents through crisis via phone and/or video conferencing
- Providing guidance before, during, and after transitioning home after hospitalization, wilderness therapy, and/or residential placements
- Individual Coaching
- Offering adolescents and adults individual coaching via phone and/or video conferencing
- Supporting through transitions, relationships, careers, etc.
The Office Space
I am a huge Brené Brown fan. Her research is powerful and not only influenced the name for the practice, but is also infused into therapy sessions.
10 GUIDEPOSTS FOR WHOLEHEARTED LIVING by Brené Brown
1. Cultivating Authenticity: Letting Go of What People Think
2. Cultivating Self-Compassion: Letting Go of Perfectionism
3. Cultivating a Resilient Spirit: Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness
4. Cultivating Gratitude and Joy: Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark
5. Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith: Letting Go of the Need for Certainty
6. Cultivating Creativity: Letting Go of Comparison
7. Cultivating Play and Rest: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth
8. Cultivating Calm and Stillness: Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle
9. Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting Go of Self-Doubt and “Supposed To”
10. Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance: Letting Go of Being Cool and “Always in Control”
The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto by Brené Brown
Above all else, I want you to know that you are loved and lovable. You will learn this from my words and actions—the lessons on love are in how I treat you and how I treat myself.
I want you to engage with the world from a place of worthiness. You will learn that you are worthy of love, belonging, and joy every time you see me practice self-compassion and embrace my own imperfections.
We will practice courage in our family by showing up, letting ourselves be seen, and honoring vulnerability. We will share our stories of struggle and strength. There will always be room in our home for both.
We will teach you compassion by practicing compassion with ourselves first; then with each other. We will set and respect boundaries; we will honor hard work, hope, and perseverance. Rest and play will be family values, as well as family practices.
You will learn accountability and respect by watching me make mistakes and make amends, and by watching how I ask for what I need and talk about how I feel.
I want you to know joy, so together we will practice gratitude.
I want you to feel joy, so together we will learn how to be vulnerable.
When uncertainty and scarcity visit, you will be able to draw from the spirit that is a part of our everyday life.
Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.
We will laugh and sing and dance and create. We will always have permission to be ourselves with each other. No matter what, you will always belong here.
As you begin your Wholehearted journey, the greatest gift that I can give to you is to live and love with my whole heart and to dare greatly.
I will not teach or love or show you anything perfectly, but I will let you see me, and I will always hold sacred the gift of seeing you. Truly, deeply, seeing you.