Do you sometimes feel like you're not reaching your full potential or perhaps want to cope better with life's problems? Do you want to find meaning and purpose in your life?
Psychotherapy aims to increase your sense of yourself. Self-actualization or individuation is a process of psychological integration, having for its goal the development of your individual personality. I offer psychotherapy to adults and adolescents with an array of difficulties.
My way of working is integrative, combining different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit your individual needs and goals. I am influenced by analytical (or Jungian) psychology, which emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and the self as a whole, and my training at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.
I am also informed by my training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and mindfulness-based practices.
In addition, I have trained as a shamanic practitioner through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and incorporate elements of this healing modality with those who are so inclined. In some cases, you may also find it helpful to explore significant or recurring dreams through dreamwork.
Individual therapy is a unique experience. It is a relationship between client and therapist that involves working through challenges, reflecting upon and understanding important experiences in our lives and making meaning of them. It can often involve learning coping skills to handle life’s challenges.
Psychotherapy can also be about relating to the process of growth together through the exploration of dreams, metaphor, awareness, and the relaying of stories from your life. Some of the problems that psychotherapy can help you with include:
Anxiety and stress
Substance use disorders
PTSD and trauma
Loss and grief
LGBTQ related issues