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HOW WE BEGIN
"We are all much more simply human than otherwise"
- Harry S. Sullivan
My start point with you as my patient is the fact that we have much more in common than all the differences that distinguish us and make us each unique. I see you first and always as a person (or, two individual people if I'm seeing you as a couple), deserving of dignity, respect and compassion. I consider whatever you might bring into your sessions and whatever arises in our work foremost within the context of our shared humanity.
WHAT WE DO
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you"
When we experience chronic emotional and/or physical distress, the process of psychotherapy can help us to untangle difficult emotions in response to all manner of psychological or physiological experience, and become more effectively present and attentive to our current needs. We can begin to recognize, re-organize and resolve difficult or traumatic experience. We can better understand ourselves, our responses to others, and other's responses to us, forming inroads to real and lasting change in our self-awareness and perspectives - and ultimately, in our lived experience.
Working together, you and I foster an active and self-compassionate curiosity regarding your present, here-and-now mind-body experience. And, because all of us take a piece of wherever we have been with us wherever we go, we also seek to recognize and understand significant events from your past and the ways in which they may be impacting your present. We give attention to recent or old wounds in need of acknowledgement and healing. We identify the parts of you that have not only survived but may also be thriving. In these and many other ways, we work toward the integration of a more deeply felt and embodied sense of your own inner strength, resilience and aliveness.