Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Our wellbeing is inseparably tied to our relationships. From the first moments of life to the last, relationships have the power to shape us, hurt us, and heal us. When it comes to counseling, I believe relational wounds need relational healing. This involves compassionate attention to story, emotions, thoughts, interpersonal dynamics, personality, and even bodily sensations.
I love working with men and women who desire, even if they wouldn't admit it yet, to find that life is more enchanted than they previously imagined; who appreciate the opportunity afforded by 50 minutes of undivided attention; who will try, with support, to love the most frightening parts of themselves. I’ve been privileged to partner with clients who want help with emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, attachment wounds, unwanted sexual compulsions, old baggage from middle school (hell), childhood abuse, dissociation, somatic issues, spiritual growth, church hurt, cross-cultural adjustment, shame, anger, grief, existential questions, posttraumatic stress, and constructing a new story for their lives.