Therapy & Couples Counseling

 


THERAPY *

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination."  
- Carl Rogers

Therapy is a practice and an ever-evolving process. This process is the cauldron where true transformation, growth, and alchemy occur. In our work together, I make it my mission to help you see that, like everything, you too are a complex, fluid, sometimes mercurial being, not fixed or static. In a safe container that we co-create, we will mine your uniquely fluctuating "constellation of potentialities" to discover how you can best live in right relationship with all the complexities and challenges of being human. The quality of your life will expand or contract in direct proportion to the awareness and commitment that you bring to our time together. I will help you to cultivate an awakened relationship with yourself and your world.

Good therapy is predicated upon authentic, dedicated relationship. For this reason, those I take on as clients must be willing and able to commit to consistently meeting weekly or bi-weekly. Our sessions will be a priority for you as they are for me. I take on fewer clients so that I am able to make myself available by phone and email as needed in between sessions. All of my clients get optimal dedication.

Specialty areas include:

  • Generalized anxiety & depression
  • Spiritual & existential concerns
  • Women's issues/Mother issues/Feminine wounding
  • Highly Sensitive People/Empath issues
  • Life transition issues
  • Issues of grief and loss
  • Adolescents
  • Codependency
  • Relationship and sexuality issues
  • Same sex relationships, sexual orientation, LBGT issues
  • “Alternative" relationship models/lifestyles

COUPLES COUNSELING*

There is no definitive point at which issues cease to arise in the life of a partnership. As with any practice, the process itself is the solution. So, as with individual therapy, I approach relationship as the complex, mutable organism that it is.

The work of couples revolves around how to live more consciously inside of an ever-changing dynamic. Contrary to popular wisdom, a "good relationship" is not about merely eradicating conflict and eliminating tension. Freedom does not come from securing a mundane homeostatic range. Rather, it comes from having the ability to move fluidly through shared space, even when the whim of the moment is fickle or unfavorable. Too often, we seek to impose fixed notions of security upon a living, breathing structure that is, by nature, wild.  Desire is potentially our greatest teacher if we learn how to work with it instead of against it.

Specialty areas include:

  • Affairs & Infidelity
  • Sex & sexuality
  • Sexless marriages & relationships
  • Sexual orientation, same sex relationships, and LBGT issues
  • Open relationships, non-monogamy, & polyamory
  • Separation, Divorce, and “Conscious Uncoupling”
  • Premarital issues
  • Communication issues & Conflict Resolution
  • Codependency
  • Intimacy issues
  • Relationship transitions

*In both my therapy and couples counseling work I draw upon a range of modalities and orientations including: Contemplative and Mindfulness-based practices, Existential, Humanistic and Jungian Depth psychology, Eastern philosophy, Experiential therapy, Somatics, Energy Medicine, Shamanic ritual and Earth-based practices, Feminine wisdom traditions, Desire-based coaching, Sex therapy, Mysticism, Neuroscience, Quantum theory, Metaphysical thought, Imago Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Conscious Relating.