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My post-modern focus on narrative, mindfulness, and solution-focused/brief therapies informs my daily awareness and defines my practice and approach to individual and couples therapy. I specialize in working with clients regarding challenges in relationships, emotional regulation, anxiety, and depression using practical tools that turn challenges into opportunities. I am licensed to practice in California, Colorado and Oregon, working exclusively by remote. I have found the utility of online therapy to be a wonderful medium and results in more engaged sessions.
I have my certification in the developing field of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, and MAPS MDMA Therapist training. My plan is to contribute to the research currently showing such promise for the treatment of (amongst others) addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, smoking cessation, and existential fear of death. The construct that such experiences promote is called Neurogenesis (development of new pathways in the brain) matches my understanding of how change happens. Psychedelics are not the only way to engage Neurogenesis and I work with clients to recognize their ability to engage a broader range.
I consider it an honor to support clients as they pursue the insight necessary to live their desired life. I believe therapy is best presented in a brief model to get you out of the therapy sessions and realizing change where it happens, in day to day life. I propose we all have the answers we are seeking, however we have been conditioned to believe we do not. You are the only expert on you. Lets open the experience of the full you.
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When life is in turmoil, it can seem almost hopeless at times. The lens of our imposed history is the only thing that is between us and the solutions that are available. Once we realize the only thing we have the power to change is ourself, we become empowered to grow while releasing others from the responsibilities we have imposed on them.
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Therapy is most effective when the participants are committed to change what is not working in their life. There are many ways to approach the practice of therapy. Some require long term commitments and focus a great deal of time on history. While I do believe history is the foundation of our experience, I prefer to focus on behaviors that are currently challenging clients . I work to encourage clients to experiment with alternative perspectives when challenged, in an effort to engage our range of options beyond the emotional reflexes that betray our intentions. You are the only expert on you, my role is to encourage clients to access the range they already have. Your goals are yours – I am here to support you so you can make the necessary changes you need to thrive.
The challenges that emerge from a life difficult to navigate. When we are injured or sick, we seek the help of a medical professional because we rely on their knowledge and insight for remedies. So when it comes to our personal relationships, why do we tend to only rely on our own point of view to determine our experience? Why not seek out tools to increase our personal wellness – for ourselves and those we love? Are we not capable of challenging the emotional reflexes that are so familiar to us, yet don’t move us forward as we want or expect? Open up to feel the relief available when you learn how not to engage in struggle.