When we meet together for the first time and for a handful of times after that, we will need to take some time to simply get to know each other. Relationship building is an imperative step in working closely in a therapeutic relationship. Building trust and understanding is our first goal. Once we have a good sense of our working relationship, we will want to develop some deeper goals and take a closer look at what it is you would like to focus on in our time together.
I practice a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. Additionally, I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) regularly and find it a transformative complement to traditional talk therapy. You can find more information about EMDR at emdr.com. I trained under Laurel Parnell; you can learn more about her here laurelparnell.com. Over the past few years, I have incorporated mindfulness practices professionally and personally and have found that adding in these practices is a natural step towards healing our hearts and minds.
At the heart of living a full life is accepting change; perhaps it's expressing grief over these changes, learning how to cope and care for ourselves best in the midst. For others, it might be parenting, working and trying to find balance in the day-to-day hustle. Learning how to be in relationship with others takes commitment and work; often we need support to manage all that this encompasses. Those needing support to explore their gender and sexuality in a safe space are always welcome. Lastly, I have a special place in my heart for those interested in exploring attachment within their own lives and families.
Coming home to ourselves is the best reunion.
Much of my confusion and sadness came from being disconnected from myself. The greatest journey I have taken so far is the one where I ended the alienation between me and all that I am, the one where I connected my light and my darkness, where I united what I wanted to know with what I did not want to face. Only through this union and truthfulness did I begin to feel at home within my own being.
Let me fall if I must fall.
The one I will become will catch me.
~Bael Shem Tov