"It is from need and distress that new forms of life take their rise, and not from mere wishes or from the requirements of our ideals.” Carl G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
We live in a world that is quick to diagnose, fix, medicate, and silence. My approach to therapy treats nagging or disruptive behaviors or thoughts as communications of the psyche or unborn potentials of one’s personality. I approach areas of personal distress and discomfort as one's unique path toward wholeness and integration.
The work I offer differs from cognitive behavioral therapy in that I not only look at images and experiences in your life and dreams reductively as if pointing toward a particular cause or objective relationships in the past and present but also synthetically pointing to your own inner potential that is breaking forth into consciousness.
The path toward healing includes all aspects of being: psychological, physical, mental, and spiritual. There are no parts of one’s identity or being that are disallowed in this work. When space is created, internally and externally, for one’s whole self, more space is created for authentically living with others in the world. My particular specialties reside within the frame of pastoral counseling, which is outside of the field of mental health.
I SPECIALIZE IN WORKING WITH...
Individuals who suffer from attachment or developmental complex trauma and those suffering from PTSD due to a traumatic event. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and offer this modality as adjunctive treatment to primary analytic work.
Individuals undergoing major transitions including: spiritual/religious, sexual orientation, gender identity, relocation, and vocation.
Those entering the second half of life who are seeking a new way of living and being.
People who have been ostracized from their particular faith community due to their identity and orientation.
Couples undergoing relational conflict.
Young adults who are seeking to make meaning out of their vocational choices and quandaries.
Individuals interested in developing a deep sense of self-reflection through dream work and conscious engagement with unconscious contents.
Those interested in analyzing their own dreams prospectively and symbolically for deeper reflection and guidance.