“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” –Audre Lorde
Creating a vital, healthy life is a life-long journey for all of us, full of one balancing act after another. Sometimes, due to trauma, illness, loss, or other stressors, this journey gets derailed, and we may need some extra support to get back on track. Asking for that support does take courage, but it can also be the first step toward taking control of our lives and finding our way back—back to ourselves and back to the people and activities that give our lives meaning.
Drawing on my dual background in higher education and counseling psychology, my primary goal as a psychotherapist is to help my clients achieve their own goals and live their lives as an expression of their deepest values. Combining traditional “talk therapy” with more experiential methods, my integrative approach takes advantage of what the latest research in psychology, traumatology, and neuroscience teaches us—both about how we get stuck and, most importantly, how we can get unstuck, develop new habits, and make the kinds of choices that lead to a more vital, meaningful life.