I view therapy as a collaborative process of healing and integrating the parts of ourselves that are lost in pain, rage, numbness, neediness, shame or grief. I believe that we are intrinsically whole and there is a part of ourselves, what Internal Family Systems (IFS) calls the "Self," that is untouched by trauma and adversity. However, when faced with distressing, confusing or frightening relationships or situations we learn to protect ourselves in ways that make us feel fragmented and alienated. These protective parts help us survive, but not thrive. Being accepted as you are now, without fear of judgment, and developing curiosity and compassion for yourself and all you have been through, makes therapy a safe place to deeply understand and accept yourself. Paradoxically, acceptance opens the doors for transformation.
Since everyone has a unique experience and way of processing, I integrate a variety of practices and tailor therapy to your needs and goals. Some of the therapeutic approaches I draw upon include Psychodynamic talk therapy, Parts Work/IFS, EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.