I primarily work with those who are highly sensitive and/or are spiritual seekers on the consciousness path (I find the two often go together :)). If you have experienced any of the following throughout your life, we might be a good match:

  1. If you feel easily overwhelmed by noise, smell, other people/crowds, violence or cruelty, criticism, etc.
  2. If you have strong or overpowering emotions that are difficult to regulate
  3. If you often feel different than other people or feel that your way of seeing and approaching life is counter-cultural
  4. If you’ve struggled to find a fulfilling career/work environment or a resonant partner
  5. If you suffer from insomnia, chronic conditions or other symptoms not easily understood by traditional medicine
  6. If you seem to “just know” or sense things, such as what people are thinking or feeling, without any concrete proof
  7. If you find yourself contemplating the “secrets of the universe” and are more readily concerned with self-actualization, finding the path that best suits you or living from an inner sense of purpose
In response to these concerns, I offer adult individual and couples counseling that combines psychospiritual education and exploration with practices that can help you better understand your unique experience; work with big emotions; and find meaningful work and relationships. In doing this, I draw upon meditation and mindfulness techniques; spiritual, psychological and biological principles; self-compassion modalities; and my own life experience. I favor a collaborative, relational dynamic with my clients, and I most notably specialize in the following areas:

Anxiety, stress, “paralysis”
Perfectionism or critical self-talk
Depression, sadness, fatigue
Troublesome thoughts or emotions
Codependence (“how I feel depends upon how you feel”)
Low self-esteem

Career, workplace or financial concerns
Creativity and self-expression
Chronic pain or dis-ease (including sexual pain)
Abuse and trauma—physical, emotional and sexual
Relationship/intimacy concerns

The only way to ease our pain is to experience it fully. Learn to stay with uneasiness, learn to stay with the tightening, so that the habitual chain reaction doesn’t continue to rule your life.
—Pema Chodron