319-351-7382

Individual Therapy

A therapeutic relationship provides a safe haven where you can talk about the areas of your life that are causing you distress. Often the source of discomfort comes from patterns adopted early in life as a way to cope. While these patterns may have once been useful, even essential, they may now feel like impediments to feeling fully alive, authentic and engaged with others in your life.

We can examine these patterns together, notice how they show up in your relationship with others and with yourself, and explore new ways of being in the world.

According to neurologist Richard Davidson, very exciting developments in modern scientific research indicate we all come with an innate basic goodness- a propensity to prefer the good-to prefer warm-hearted, altruistic cooperative interactions. I agree with this and see my role as facilitator to uncovering the pervasive goodness we all possess.

Together we can probe stuck thoughts, emotions, physical issues and behaviors that cause you problems. We will develop new ways to manage them so they don’t feel so overwhelming and your innate goodness and sense of well-being can be felt.

My training includes Sensorimotor Psychotherapy , Eye Movement Desensitization Reprograming (EMDR), Internal Family Systems, among others. These are modalities informed by current neurological findings, mindfulness and attachment research.

People come to therapy for many different reasons. Here are a few areas that I can help you with:

A moment of self-compassion can change your day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life. ~Christopher Germer

Anxiety
Depression
Emotional Regulation problems
Addiction-self-and/or loved ones

Stress response
General Dissatisfaction
Self-Esteem/Self Compassion
Relationship Distress

Separation and Divorce
Parenting Issues
Gender and sexuality issues
Grief and Loss
Sexual/intimacy issues

Work and Career
Accessing Your Creativity
A Desire to Increase Awareness
Overall Health and Well-Being
Live a More Satisfying Life