We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
— e e cummings
I integrate the latest in relational psychology and attachment research with the best of what Jungian psychology has taught us about mystery and the unconscious.
Experience, as well as neuroscience, tells us that safe and trusting relationships are crucial to our mental health. When relating to a thoughtful, skilled and emotionally attuned person, inner defenses can soften and the underlying psychological wounds can emerge and be attended to. As a relationally-based psychotherapist, I will accompany you through the dark places so that you might discover a deeper sense of your potential.
In addition to being relationally focused, I am a certified Jungian Analyst. Jungian psychology suggests that a fundamental aspect of human instinct is to strive toward wholeness – a drive to live fully and authentically as oneself. But life experiences and demands press in on us and we often lose touch with the vitality of this soul striving. Sometimes we build a fortress of defense around our deepest self, which feels safe and protective, but inadvertently cuts off access to our essential nature. My work is to help people ease these defenses and unveil the forgotten aspects hidden within them. Jungian Analysis is a process for opening up this axis between what we already know about ourselves and that which is unconscious or unknown. We explore thoughts, images, feelings and dreams with the hope of opening to innate wisdom that is available within. With this internal resources available, symptoms such as stress, anxiety and low self esteem tend to ease.
Areas of Specialization
- Depression & anxiety
- Midlife issues
- Early Trauma
- Psychedelic Medicine Integration
- Women’s issues
- Dream work
- Low sexual desire
- Death, dying and grief