I work with adults of all backgrounds and identities, with an emphasis on mindfulness and the healing nature of the therapeutic relationship. I welcome people struggling with anxiety, depression, excessive worry, relationship issues, in spiritual crisis, or simply weighed down by the general heaviness of existence. I view therapy as an explorative process into the self, a journey that client and therapist traverse together. I place emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, using it as a lens by which to learn about how we exist in relationship with, and to others.
I am an advocate of taking a slow, cautious, and curious approach to looking at the nature of thoughts and emotions, and how they manifest into our behavior and actions. With practice and familiarity, focused by the strength of the therapeutic alliance, it becomes possible to accommodate a greater range of distressing mental states or disturbing emotions.
In my experience, joy and wisdom are inherent qualities of the mind at rest. Like clouds drifting across the sun, the intensity of emotions and habitual patterns can obscure these qualities. I am here to support the process of turning inwards to learn about the nature of thoughts and emotions, and a companion on the journey towards self-discovery.
“When mind looks at mind, it is joyful”