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Services

Individual therapy

I believe that the challenges we face in our lives are invitations for us to grow. I offer depth-oriented psychotherapy sessions for individuals from one to three times per week; in our sessions, I will create a safe environment so you can actively engage in your own natural process of self-discovery and evolution.

 

My approach is warm, genuine, and inclusive, and my practice is rooted in a trauma-informed, psychodynamic approach to healing, which emphasizes the importance of the present-moment relationship between the two of us, as well as ways in which your past may influence your present experience. This focus on our relationship can be transformative, as patterns of experience you might struggle with in your other relationships naturally emerge in the safety of the therapy room, and we have a chance to together explore, understand, and ultimately empower you to shift what isn't working for you. 

Together we might explore hard-to-change life patterns and choices, ways in which you protect yourself and avoid challenging experiences, the impact of your important relationships, as well as your fears, dreams, wishes, and fantasies – in order to help you embody your truest and most comfortable self. 

 

therapy for couples and partnerships

I know it takes effort for you and your partner to get to therapy. I'm here to help you navigate whatever has brought you in. I work in a down to earth, collaborative manner to create an emotionally safe environment for both of you so that you can increase your self-understanding and empathy for your loved one and talk about what matters. I commonly work with communication problems, loss of connection, bridging differences, managing strong feelings, sexuality issues and issues of responsibility. 

To be in relationship is a gift.  It can also be a confusing array of conscious and unconscious feelings, hopes, expectations and conflicting needs. Disappointment, isolation, resentment and discouraging fights often bring couples into therapy. I endeavor to offer a space that will allow you to strengthen your ability to communicate and repair dynamics and patterns between the two of you that have become entrenched and hurtful.

I honor diversity and welcome partnerships of all kinds, at all stages of relationship, including non-traditional partnerships, friendships in need of tending, strained sibling relationships, parent-child relationships, etc. As a couples therapist I am poly-friendly, trauma-informed, LGBTQ allied, and kink-aware.  

CLIMATE Aware Therapy

In this crucial historical moment in the climate crisis, it it my deepest intention to support artists, activists and the environmentally-concerned to find their voices and step more fully into their power as active participants in shaping our shared future. I offer climate aware therapy to address the anxiety and grief that arises within you with awareness of the climate crisis, whether it's the result of a specific disaster you've lived through, or simply the existential experience of witnessing what is occurring now collectively, globally and locally. 

 

My hope is that together we can make space for you to explore ways of living in deeper alignment with your values as they relate to our current ecological and societal challenges. Together we may explore ways to be with all the feelings that arise when faced with today's climate realities, including ambivalence and feelings of stuckness that can come when we want to take action but feel uncertain, and in touch with opposing needs and desires.

The climate crisis is inextricably entwined with capitalism and existing power structures and theeconomic and social injustices these systems perpetuate. I hold an intersectional frame in all my work, and especially with regard to the climate crisis. My goal is to help you find balance and empowerment amidst the overwhelm as you navigate this monumental challenge, and alignment and integrity within yourself in whatever evolving stances you choose to take regarding our shared future together. 

Premarital Commitment Therapy

Entering a relationship or strengthening a commitment can be simultaneously an exciting, joyful yet evocative and unsettling experience. I offer premarital or commitment therapy for couples entering marriage or long term relationships of all shapes and varieties.

 

In these sessions I help partners to discuss important topics with each other, such as their commitment and expectations, finances, communication, intimacy, in-laws, and conflict resolution. Studies have shown that couples who complete some form of premarital or commitment counseling have significantly increased marital  and long term relationship satisfaction compared to those who do not. 

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