Integrative/eclectic; Buddhist psychology; mindfulness & acceptance
My approach to counseling is based on an underlying conviction that human beings are inherently spacious, aware and compassionate. This basic state of health and sanity is often hidden by clouds of confusion serving to temporarily block our full potential as human and spiritual beings. These clouds prevent us from seeing ourselves, others, and situations clearly, and wreak havoc on our minds and bodies, making us vulnerable to internal and external neglect and abuse, and causing us to act out in ways that deny the fact of our interdependence.
My role as a therapist is to serve as a guide to help you to experience clouds of confusion with curiosity, acceptance, and openness, which has the effect of loosening the grip of worn out patterns of avoiding, grasping, and ignoring. The optimal result is that you are more fully present, abide in your own sense of worthiness, and blossom into authenticity.
The transformational work we will embark on requires courage. You will know from a deep sense of trust when you are ready to begin our journey together. Your timing is impeccable. I am deeply honored to be of service in this way and vow to cultivate in me those conditions that are necessary to support you in...awakening your inherent wisdom.