I hold space for you, so you can hold space for your clients.
Therapists become better at their craft when given space to explore the reactions, emotions and relational impulses that pop up in their work and in their lives. Competence certainly requires skill building and knowledge of best practices, but it also requires a commitment to knowing, understanding, and regulating ourselves first.
We must intentionally tend to the person we bring to our role as therapist.
My style of working with therapists is relational and supportive. I encourage a complex exploration of client cases and invite you to examine anything personal that is present for you. I want the time to be useful and nourishing, so we let your needs guide the direction of each session. Sometimes you might want help with a clinical issue and sometimes you might need help exploring a deep family of origin wound. It’s all welcome.
I’ve been working with clients since 1998 and have been supporting other therapists in their growth since 2001. I continue to find value in a relational approach to consultation/training with my own mentors, and have been exploring ideas around the intersection of the personal and professional for many years.
I am deeply committed to my own personal and professional growth and consider myself a lifelong learner. Personal growth influences my work as a therapist, and being a therapist impacts my experience as a human. This symbiotic relationship expands and motivates me. I have advanced training and ongoing interest in: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment Theory, Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), EMDR and trauma processing, Psychodynamic theory, modern analytic group process, relational feminist theory, chronic shame, high sensitivity.