MY SPECIALTIES

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

When working with with clients one on one, I find people often experience the fastest and deepest transformation when we use IFS (Internal Family Systems, google it!), which is extremely powerful and effective at working with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, inertia, addiction, and more, and can actually be a lot of fun. The length of treatment and frequency of our sessions varies from person to person, depending on your starting point and your goals, and in the end, you get to decide what works best for you.

COUPLES THERAPY

Whether you’ve been together a few months or a few decades, relationships can get rocky, especially under stress. Couples can sometimes get stuck in in unsatisfying ruts, cycles, and patterns and it can be hard to get out without outside support.
In my work with couples I tend to use mainly IFIO, a derivative of IFS specifically designed for couples work that is excellent at building bridges of understanding, compassion, and cooperation. Most couples I've worked with have begun noticing significant changes for the better within just a couple sessions.

PSYCHEDELIC SUPPORT

I am an experienced proponent of the use of psychedelic medicines for mental, emotional, and spiritual growth and healing. In some cases, they can be like power tools, helping us move through major obstacles that would otherwise take years to work with. So whether you’re just thinking about dipping a toe into the world of psychedelics, or you’re an experienced psychonaut looking for assistance with integrating experiences and insights into daily life, I am available to support you on your healing adventure.

ATTACHMENT WOUNDING

Many of us did not grow up with perfect parents, and as a result find it challenging to feel safe and experience deep trust and intimacy in our relationships. Together, we can begin to help you write a new story, and to invite deeper trust in self and other, and increased discernment about the difference between healthy and toxic relationships.

HEALING TRAUMA

Trauma is extremely common, and when it gets stuck in our system, can wreak havoc on our ability to enjoy our lives and relationships. The process of healing from trauma is one of liberation and an increased sense of ownership of oneself and authorship over one's life story. Having the guidance and support of an experienced practitioner in this process is sometimes crucial. I've worked with a wide variety of traumatic experiences and continue to feel awe at people's wisdom and courage as they move through fear into deeper, kinder relationship with themselves. 

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