My areas of expertise are stress management, adjustment/life transitions, relationship issues, communication, self-esteem, parenting support, and foster care/adoption issues. I work with all personality types, but am especially skilled working with people who describe themselves as introverts or highly sensitive (read more about highly sensitive people here: https://hsperson.com/). I also love to work with parents and expectant parents.
My approach is an eclectic mix of psychodynamic, attachment-oriented, as well as behavioral, with a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. From a psychodynamic and attachment perspective, I’m interested in how people evolve and grow and how our primary relationships such as with family and partners can make us feel emotionally secure or more emotionally in peril. I can help you repair these internal frameworks over time, allowing you to feel more emotionally safe, confident, and effective in your relationships. The behavioral/ACT/mindfulness piece of my approach is to help you check out your beliefs, behaviors, and values and how you relate to these. I can help guide you to fine-tune these in ways that are meaningful and constructive for you, so that you may feel more in charge of your life, while also adaptive and resilient.
On a personal level, I've also found yoga, mindfulness meditation, and Somatic Experiencing therapy to be effective supports for my own mental health over the years, so these sometimes influence me too.