My approach to therapy is best described as eclectic, informed by models including Emotion Focused Therapy/ experiential/ somatic approaches, CBT, narrative-based approaches, and others, all of which are practiced with a mindfulness and trauma-informed perspective. As much as I am steeped in contemporary psychological and psychotherapeutic theory, research and practice, I am equally influenced and informed by various religious/spiritual traditions. Although I don't 'lead' with my spiritual bent in my clinical practice, I find that it resonates with a sizeable portion of the people I have worked with over the years. This has proven to be especially helpful when working with individuals who have had powerful spiritual experiences, often mediated through entheogens and sometimes through other practices (e.g., meditation, sweat lodge and others). The psychological and spiritual traditions have a lot to teach us about human beings, our experiences and what to do about what we encounter in life. I try to tap into as much knowledge and insight as I can, which I believe makes me a more skillful and capable practitioner and helper.
Please see my website for details on my practice and approach - or feel free to contact me for more information.