the therapeutic process
If you are considering beginning therapy, you may wonder what to expect. Therapy is a creative process that unfolds in sometimes mysterious ways.
The challenges we face tend to center around two questions: how to live, and how to be with difficulty. The more present we are with ourselves in the process, the more meaningful and ultimately healing the experience will be. But there is more.
We all are powerful creatures with the capacity to choose our reality, and to change it. If we look deeply, we will find that we are healthy and well at the core. We are all able to know and feel love, freedom, and peace. In our day to day life, we may forget this. We may have gotten used to limitations of who we can be in this life, and conditions for experiencing happiness. In this sense, therapy is a practice of remembrance.
The goal of therapy is to reconnect you with your innate gifts of intuition and instinct. Self-knowledge and self-mastery grow from returning into relationship with ourselves, with our forgotten true nature, our neglected parts. When we heal ourselves, we also heal our relationships, our families, our work, and our greater community.
Sovereignty lies at the heart of my work with all my clients, and working 1:1 is the best setting to explore what it means to be yourself and to also care for yourself well. When you stand in your sovereignty, you feel connected to yourself and the world around you. There is a natural sense of confidence and ease in the way you move through the day and how you connect with others. Knowing yourself leads to this place. It is an invitation to meet yourself at a deeper, at a creative level. I work in an identity- and culture-affirming way.
My clinical focus lies on the integration of complex and collective trauma. Trauma, like resilience, can be transmitted through the lineage, and so I am finding that it is often helpful to bring a transgenerational and also transpersonal lens to the work of trauma. Sometimes this will mean the integration of ancestral resources. Other times, it will be important to pay attention to your dream imagery. Or perhaps you are looking to understand what it can mean to live authentically, to connect with a sense of purpose, to trust yourself, and to feel alive again. Philosophy and resonant wisdom teachings can help to make the therapy experience more meaningful. The experience of presence and insight is inherently a joyful and expansive one.
Strength expresses itself in different ways, and the joy of our work together will be in picking up those threads in your life and weaving them back together in a pattern that makes sense.
areas of focus:
- Spiritual Emergence: Processing and integration of spiritual experiences and non-ordinary states, including spontaneous mystical experiences, dreams, and visions within or without the context of a specific spiritual or religious tradition. I also support the integration of experiences occuring during indigenous rituals, psychedelic-assisted therapy, and meditation retreats.
- Highly Sensitive Personality (HSP): Psychoeducation and support for individuals who fall into the spectrum of high sensitivity, empathy, and intuition (currently estimated to make up 20% of the population).
- Orientation: Depth psychology, transpersonal psychology, including dreamwork and archetypal work, as well as Philosophical Counseling. Learn more here.
schedule your free 15-minute consultation
If you are considering therapy, I offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation for us to connect,
to learn more about what you are looking for,
and to answer any questions you might have for me.
I look forward to hearing from you!