Psychotherapy & Counseling

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As a therapist, 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 warm, and my approach is humanistic and supportive, yet also challenging of beliefs and ideas that may be barriers to your self realization.

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

I believe that uncovering patterns in relationship with self and others across life settings can offer meaningful information about unconscious beliefs and needs that may be having unwanted effects. I 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 often uncomfortable process of being human.

When we find the courage to engage authentically with another person, change can occur. I view therapy as a respectful partnership involving connection through ongoing practice at honest communication. Effective therapy offers a protected space for holding and witnessing even those challenges that seem too painful to bear, and can can open the possibility for new choices in the direction of desires and dreams, and 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