Counseling & Psychotherapy 

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As a counselor and social worker, I am committed and honored to work with people across racial, ethnic, cultural and immigration backgrounds, belief systems, gender identification, and sexual orientation. My style is direct, active, and non-judgmental, and my approach is humanistic and process oriented.

The people I see are primarily seeking understanding, a sense of meaning, and a way forward through a difficult life experience or relationship. If this resonates with you, I invite you to engage with me in a compassionate, curious exploration of who you are, what you want, and how you might better go about getting it.

I believe that exploring patterns in relationship with self and others across life settings can uncover meaningful information about deep/old beliefs and needs that may be having unwanted effects that are out of awareness. I often incorporate the concept and practice of mindfulness (being awake to the present moment), as one way to invite the qualities of curiosity, acceptance and compassion into the process of being human.

When we find the courage to engage authentically with another, change can occur. I view therapy as a process and a respectful partnership involving connection through ongoing, imperfect attempts at clear and honest communication. Therapy offers a protected space for holding and witnessing even those challenges that seem too big or painful to bear. An effective therapeutic relationship invites acceptance and compassion, which in turn allow for new choices in the direction of desires and dreams – and toward a greater sense of agency, fulfillment, and peace.

Whether you are new to counseling or already familiar with the therapeutic process, I appreciate the courage it takes to initiate this work. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey of awakening innate insight and further developing resilience, confidence, and ease. Together we can move toward a deeper understanding of what it means to be you, allowing for new possibilities in your life and relationships.

Begin doing what you want now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.
— Sir Francis Bacon