I hold space for you, so you can hold space for your clients.
Therapists become better at their work 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 of the therapist.
This can be emotionally messy and stimulating work, and we all need safe spaces to go deep inside ourselves and explore what’s getting touched as we sit with clients and build lives as therapists. Doing inner work expands our capacity to be with our clients as they journey inside themselves.
I’ve been working with clients since 1998 and have been supporting other therapists since 2001. My own 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, The Person of the Therapist Model, relational-cultural theory, chronic shame, high sensitivity.